Who is Nelly Korda's boyfriend, Andreas Athanasiou? Olympic golfer's love life explored

Amber Peake August 5, 2021
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After Nelly Korda’s sensational gold medal in the women’s golf at the Tokyo Olympics, fans are curious to know more about her love life. We explore Nelly Korda’s relationship with her boyfriend, Andreas Athanasiou.

Meet Nelly Korda’s boyfriend Andreas Athanasiou

Professional golfer Nelly Korda is dating Canadian ice hockey player Andreas Athanasiou.

Athanasiou, born 6 August 1994, plays for the Los Angeles Kings, having signed for the team in July.

The ice hockey player is best-known to fans for his spell with the Detroit Red Wings. He spent five seasons with the team between 2015 and 2020.

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Nelly Korda and Andreas Athanasiou’s relationship explored

Korda and Athanasiou have been together for about two years and first shared their relationship on Instagram in 2019.

At the time, the pair both shared a cosy couple selfie in celebration of Thanksgiving as they gushed about how thankful they were for each other.

Since then, the couple have regularly shared moments from their relationship with their followers on social media as they support each other in their sporting careers.

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Korda competes alongside sister Jessica at Tokyo

Away from Korda’s love life, she is also known for playing alongside sister and fellow professional golfer Jessica. Nelly and Jessica competed against each other as part of Team USA in the Tokyo Olympic Games. Jessica finished joint 15th in the tournament.

Over the years, the Korda sisters have become known for their close bond and, while chatting to Lady Golfer in 2019, admitted that dynamic wouldn’t change even if they both reach the final stages of a tournament.

Jessica explained to the publication: “I don’t think it would be strange for either of us. It would have meant we had both played really well up until that point, and we would both be happy to see the other win.”

Korda certainly comes from a sporty family. Her younger brother, Sebastian (pictured above), is a professional tennis player following in the footsteps of their father, Petr. Sebastian is ranked 45 in the world at the time of publication.

The BBC reported Nelly Korda secured a one-shot victory on a dramatic final day of the Tokyo Olympics women’s golf competition.

Three shots ahead overnight, Korda’s lead was down to a single shot when play was suspended with one hole to play because of a tropical storm.

But the 23-year-old world number one held her nerve to par the 18th for a two-under 69 and a 17-under total that held off Japan’s Mone Inami and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having previously ran the Instagram for Reality Titbit, Amber now writes for both HITC and The Focus as a freelance writer.