Nelly Korda doesn’t tend to say a lot. Although intense on the course, she is not the type to show an abundance of emotion during a tournament round. Even when she wins – six times now on the LPGA Tour, as well as an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo – Korda’s celebrations are reserved compared to other champions.
But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t feel the moment. Data from Korda’s fitness group WHOOP shows just how much winning a gold medal at the Olympics meant to her.
The bracelet, which Korda wears all day, on the course and during sleep, measures her heart rate, effort and recovery. WHOOP pulled the data from the Olympics and found that Korda’s highest heart rate in the final round was not when she hit the winning putt, or when she doubled No.7 to lose. advance and slip into a three-way tie. Instead, the time Korda’s heart beat the fastest was when she was on the Olympic podium, earning her gold medal.
Throughout the last lap, his highest heart rate was 154 beats per minute, which matches his average maximum heart rate this season, 155 beats per minute. While on the podium, her heart rate reached 172 beats per minute.
Korda might not throw the biggest fist pumps when she wins, but watching her heart rate soar when she gets her medal shows how much victory she felt.