Aditi Ashok, an Indian golfer, had a fantastic day on Saturday, but she ended fourth after 72 holes at Tokyo 2020. With a total of 15-under 269, the 23-year-old Bengaluru native finished two strokes behind the leaders.
Maheshwary, Aditi’s mother, caddied for her at the Tokyo Olympics, where she was a strong candidate for the Silver medal with a 12 under par total and a 2 under par lead.
In the final round of the fourth day, Aditi was unable to maintain her momentum from the previous three days. While four golfers tied for third attempted to pass Aditi, the Bangalore native was unable to maintain her lead and ended fourth.
Aditi Ashok had finished second in each of the first three rounds, putting her in the strongest position to capture India’s first Olympic golf medal. However, the 23-year-old struggled in the final round, finishing fourth after 18 holes.
Before the Olympics, Aditi was supposedly infected with COVID-19, and she informed reporters that the virus had depleted her strength. “It was a little draining. This is not the case. I’ve always been short, but I’m not half as tall as Nelly or Nanna. Apart from distance, I’ve had my greatest year with my short game this year,” Aditi told Reuters on Friday.
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