Ai Miyazato talks about the Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics are in full swing and all over the world people are watching as their favorite athlete competes for gold. LPGA.com caught up with several players to get their take on this year's Summer Olympics. In the latest edition of the Olympic Q&A Ai Miyazato takes time to answers a few questions from what sport she'd like to try, her favorite Summer Olympics moment and a lot more.    

LPGA: Do you have a favorite Summer Olympics moment?
MIYAZATO: When a Japanese women’s judo player, Ryoko Tani, won the gold medal in Athens.

LPGA: Who is your favorite Summer Olympics athlete?
MIYAZATO: Kosuke Kitajima (men’s swimming)

LPGA:What is your favorite sport to watch in the Summer Olympics?
MIYAZATO: Track and field.

LPGA: Which country do you think will win the most medals?
MIYAZATO: China

LPGA: Which Summer Olympic sport would you like to play?  
MIYAZATO: Gymnastics, Basketball

LPGA:Do you prefer the Summer or Winter Olympics?
MIYAZATO: Summer

LPGA:Which Summer Olympics sport would you never want to try?
MIYAZATO: Triathlon

LPGA: Which sport did you have no idea was in the Olympics?
MIYAZATO: Canoeing

LPGA: If you were on the gymnastics team which event would you want to participate in?
MIYAZATO: Floor exercise

LPGA: If you were on a synchronized swimming team, what LPGA players would you want on your team?
MIYAZATO: Momoko Ueda and Mika Miyazato

LPGA:  How do you feel about golf being added to the Olympics in 2016?
MIYAZATO: I’m very excited.  When I represented my country in my teens at the Asian Games, it was very special so I hope I can do the same in Brazil.

LPGA: Is making the 2016 Olympics a goal of yours?
MIYAZATO: Yes. 

LPGA:  What sport did Margaret Abbott play to become the first U.S. woman to win Olympic gold, in 1900? 
MIYAZATO: I have no idea…

LPGA: What would it mean to you to carry the Olympic Torch for your country?
MIYAZATO: It would be wonderful.  And I’d like to mention that my father carried the torch at the Tokyo Olympics so it would mean a lot for my family.

Topics: Olympics, Miyazato, Ai

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