India’s young golfer Aditi Ashok missed out on creating history at the Tokyo Olympics. One of his shots overshadowed his performance for the last three days and was taken away from the medal. Aditi may have missed out on a medal, but she has impressed everyone with her performance. The President and the Prime Minister have praised his game.
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, Well played Aditi Ashok! Another daughter of India made a mark! With today’s historic performance, you have taken Indian golf to new heights. You have played very calmly and gracefully. Congratulations on the impressive performance.
PM Modi tweeted, ‘You have shown tremendous skill and determination during the Tokyo Olympics. Missed a medal, but you have gone far ahead of any Indian. Best wishes for your future endeavours.
Aditi Ashok ranked fourth
Aditi finished fourth in the women’s individual stroke play. Aditi was second after the third round that ended on Friday. Aditi was consistently in the top-4 in the fourth round today (Saturday). Aditi Ashok tried to get a birdie in her last shot, but she failed. Only one stroke took away the historic medal from him.
World number one golfer Nelly Korda won the gold medal with a two-under 69 with a 17-under total. Mone Inami of host Japan won the silver medal, while Rio Olympics silver medalist Lydia Ko won the bronze medal.
Aditi was running second till the 13th hole, but in the last five holes, she fell behind Japan’s Mone Inami and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko.
Aditi scored a three-under 68 in the fourth round affected by bad weather. In the last round, he birdies on the fifth, sixth, eighth, 13th and 14th holes and bogeys on the ninth and 11th holes. Aditi was in the race for a medal the whole time, but with two bogeys she fell behind Lydia Ko, who made nine birdies in the last round.
Aditi finished fourth in the match with a score of 15 under 269. Aditi started at number two on Saturday morning, she went backward as the game progressed. Aditi was in the race for a medal the whole time, but with two bogeys she fell behind Lydia Ko, who made 9 birdies in the last round. Aditi, who finished 41st in the Rio Olympics, performed well in the Tokyo Olympics.
This is how Aditi’s ‘golf journey’ started
Born in a middle-class family (29 March 1998 – in Bangalore), golfer Aditi Ashok started playing golf at the age of just 5, but then there were only three golf courses in Bangalore. After the daughter’s insistence on learning golf, Aditi’s father started taking her to the Karnataka Golf Association driving range. Aditi made golf her career.
Mother was Aditi’s caddy in Tokyo
Aditi’s father has a big hand in the success of his daughter. Ashok Gudlamani went to the 2016 Rio Olympics as his daughter’s caddy. Which meant that Ashok used to pick up his daughter’s bag at the golf course in Rio. At the same time, now Aditi’s mother Maheshwari Ashok has gone to the Tokyo Olympics as her daughter’s caddy.
Journey to Tokyo: Aditi Ashok qualified for the Tokyo Olympics by securing 45th position in the qualifying list. Earlier, Aditi represented India in the Rio Olympics at the age of just 18. With this she became the first Indian female golfer to participate in the Olympics. However, her performance in Rio was not that impressive and she finished 41st.