#TokyoOlympics : So Near Yet So Far ! Gritty Golfer Aditi Ashok Narrowly Misses Bronze, Finishes 4th, Gets Kudos For Fine Show

India’s woman golfer Aditi Ashok narrowly missed a medal, finishing in 4th position in the Olympic Games’ golf competition after carding a three-under 68 in the weather-hit final round.

The 23-year-old, from Bangalore, ended two strokes off the pace with a total of 15-under 269.

It was a heart-breaking end to Aditi’s campaign considering she started the day at 2nd. But it was nonetheless a major improvement as she had finished tied 41st in the 2016 edition where golf made a comeback to the Olympics.

In the final round, she fired five birdies — on the 5th, 6th, 8th, 13th and 14th holes — against two bogeys on the 9th and 11th.

Overnight leader and world number one Nelly Korda clinched the gold medal with a 2-under 69 that left her 17-under overall and a shot ahead of Japan’s Mone Inami (65) and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko (65).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been closely watching India’s performance also tweeted

Commenting on Aditi performance, ace golfer Jeev Milkha Singh told ANI, Aditi Ashok has created history for first time by finishing 4th in competition. She has given big hopes to young players. This will provide a huge boost for Indian Golf. We are proud of you. Don’t be disheartened. You’ll get more chances,

Aditi Ashok has done excellent job. She missed medal but has shown her international standard & there’s a great future for her. Karnataka govt & entire state stands with her. I wish her all the best for future said Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.

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