Golfer Aditi Ashok finishes 4th, misses Olympic medal by a whisker
India's Aditi Ashok (L) watches her drive from the 11th tee in round 4 of the womens golf individual stroke play during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe on August 7, 2021.

Golfer Aditi Ashok finishes 4th, misses Olympic medal by a whisker

After a disappointing 2016 Rio Olympics finishing 41st, Aditi made an incredible turnaround in Tokyo Olympics

Aditi Ashok missed out on winning India’s maiden golfing medal after finishing fourth in the final round of the women’s individual stroke play (golf) event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 

Aditi, ranked 200, missed this historic opportunity by a mere stroke as she finished under 15 and needed a birdie on the 72nd hole to fight for bronze against New Zealand’s Lydia Ko. 

Aditi’s missed a stroke with Lydia Ko’s par score on the 18th which ended the Indian hopes and propelled the kiwi into a playoff against Inami Mone of Japan for the silver medal. 

After a disappointing 2016 Rio Olympics finishing 41st, Aditi made an incredible turnaround in Tokyo, as she maintained a top-three position throughout the first three rounds of the event. As the world 200th ranked golfer has proven to the world that she is a strong contender and promises to be a threat in the upcoming tournaments.

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