Golf Star Lydia Ko’s Brutally Honest Answer About Her Period Wins Praise
Honesty is the best policy. Lydia Ko has just demonstrated that.
Golf’s world No. 3 is being praised for her blunt response which left her interviewer speechless.
During Sunday at the Palos Verdes Championship, Ko was seen receiving treatment from her physical therapist for what looked like a tight back. After finishing tied for third, the New Zealander was asked about the treatment.
“It’s that time of the month,” she said. “I know the ladies watching are probably like: ‘Yeah, I got you.’ So, when that happens, my back gets really tight, and I’m all twisted. It’s not the first time that [physical therapist] Chris [Wicker] has seen me twisted, but it felt a lot better after he came. So, yeah, there you go.”
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The reporter eventually managed to reply with, “Thanks.”
“It’s that time of the month. I know the ladies watching are probably like, ‘Yeah, I got you.'”
— LPGA (@LPGA) May 2, 2022
“I know you’re at a loss for words, [Golf Channel reporter] Jerry [Foltz, who asked the question]. Honesty it is,” she followed up.
Did it really leave the reporter speechless?
Yes it did.
— Jerry Foltz (@JerryFoltzGC) May 2, 2022
Others appreciated her honesty, too:
Great work Joe Porter on @NZMorningReport just now towards normalising the issue of period pain for athletes in light of Lydia Ko speaking plainly about menstruation symptoms. Definitely not acknowledged enough.
— Marama Davidson MP (@MaramaDavidson) May 2, 2022
Good stuff from Lydia Ko.
We should normalise women in sports talking about periods like this.
It’s not an excuse or an embarrassment, it’s just a bodily function. https://t.co/9DkUpx48Jp
— Zenia D’cunha (@ZENIADCUNHA) May 3, 2022
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