U.S. Women's Open champion Saso opts for Japanese citizenship

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Golf - Women's Individual - Final - Round 1 - Kasumigaseki Country Club - Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan - August 4, 2021. Yuka Saso of the Philippines successful action. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Nov 3 (Reuters) - Yuka Saso has chosen Japanese citizenship contempt representing the Philippines astatine the Olympic Games this twelvemonth and successful past events, she said connected Wednesday.

The 20-year-old, who won the U.S. Women's Open successful San Francisco successful June arsenic a teenager, presently has dual citizenship arsenic her begetter is from Japan and her parent is simply a Filipino.

As per Japanese law, anyone holding dual citizenship indispensable take which state they volition correspond earlier turning 22.

"It's existent I've selected Japanese citizenship," Saso, who grew up successful some countries, told reporters earlier the Toto Japan Classic.

"I've been reasoning I'd take Japanese citizenship. Whichever I choose, I'm some Japanese and Filipino."

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar successful Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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