Aditi, who has been one of the most frequent golfers in the first three rounds of the women’s golf competition, missed out on a medal after finishing fourth in a field of 60 golfers. And with this she is now the best performing Indian golfer ever in the Olympics. Golf Remember has only been played in four editions (1900, 1904, 2016 and 2020).
At the 2016 Rio Games, where golf made a return to the Olympic programme, there were three Indian golfers in total – Anirban Lahiri in 57th, SSP Chaurasia in 50th and Aditi in 41st.
So this is India’s best performance in golf at the Olympics in a long time.
Despite missing out on a medal, Aditi’s performance should be celebrated. Since placing 41st at the Rio Olympics, she has clearly improved by leaps and bounds. She is ranked 200th in the world, but through three rounds of play, remained in the medal race with world number one and gold medalist Nelly Korda of the United States.
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A score of 3 under 68 with 5 birdies in the final round was not enough for him to stay in the top three. Several equal scores at the end of the day kept him out of medal contention. The 2 bogeys in the final round also certainly didn’t help.
Aditi Ashok may not be on the podium in Saitama (where the golf course is located), but thanks to her lion-hearted effort on the greens, she has become a household name in India.
Aditi Ashok of India. (AFP photo)
Here’s everything you need to know about Indian golfer Aditi Ashok:
Name: Aditi Ashok
Birth: 29 March 1998 in Bangalore
height: 5 feet 8 inches
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Aditi was born in 1998 in Bangalore and started playing golf at the age of five. Her father took her to the Karnataka Golf Association driving range when she showed an inclination for the game.
Her parents have always supported her and actually brought up for her. Golf returned to the Olympic program for the first time since 1904, at the 2016 Rio Olympics, which was Aditi’s first Olympic appearance, with her father being her caddy. Feather Tokyo OlympicsHis mother Maheshwari took care of him.
Aditi Ashok was just 18 when she entered the Olympic golf course in Rio as a caddy with her father. Aditi, the lone Indian golfer in the women’s field at the Rio Games, finished 41st.
Aditi Ashok of India. (Reuters Photo)
Watching, watching and playing with top golfers was a steep learning curve for Aditi. He had a lot of knowledge and experience when he left Rio.
Five years down the line, Aditi made her second Olympic appearance with her mother Maheshwari as her caddy, and the Bengaluru girl stunned everyone with her performance.
Aditi told TimesofIndia.com in an interview from the US ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, “The women did well in Rio and that’s a motivating factor for me to do well in Tokyo this time.”
One of the aspects of his game that commentators have been yearning about is his cast. Her putter did not disappoint her by and large, her skills being tagged ‘supernatural’.
Take the bow, Aditi Ashok.
She is only 23 and come the 2024 Paris Olympics, she could well be a serious gold medal contender.
Aditi Ashok of India. (AP photo)
ANA Inspire T42: 2017
Women’s PGA Championship T29: 2017
US Women’s Open T39: 2019
Women’s British Open T22: 2018
Evian Championship 69th: 2019
Women’s European Tour wins:
2016 Hero Women’s Indian Open
Qatar Ladies Open
2017 Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open
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2011 Hero Professional Tour Leg 1
Hero Professional Tour Leg 3
2011 Usha Karnataka Junior, Southern India Junior, Faldo Series Asia – India, East India Team Ladies, All India Championship
2012 Usha Delhi Ladies, Usha Army Championship, All India Junior
2013 Asia Pacific Junior Championships
2014 Eastern India Ladies Amateur, Usha IGU All India Ladies and Girls Championship
2015 Army Ladies & Junior Championships, St Rule Trophy, Southern India Ladies & Junior Girls Championship, Ladies British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Thailand Amateur Open