Tokyo Olympics : Golfer Aditi Ashok missed out on creating history by showing a brilliant game in the Tokyo Olympics. Aditi Ashok missed out on a medal margin in the golf event and finished fourth with a three-under 68 in the fourth round affected by inclement weather. However, the whole country is proud of his effort. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi heaped praise on golfer Aditi Ashok and said that she may have missed out on winning a medal at the Tokyo Olympics but has set an example. Aditi’s overall score was 15-under 269 and she missed by two strokes.
PM Modi extended his best wishes for the future.
The PM Modi tweeted, ‘Excellently played Aditi. You displayed great skill and determination at Tokyo 2020. You missed out on a medal by a small margin, but you went way beyond what any Indian has achieved so far and you have set an example. Best wishes for the future.
Well played @aditigolf! You have shown tremendous skill and resolve during #Tokyo2020. A medal was narrowly missed but you’ve gone farther than any Indian and blazed a trail. Best wishes for your future endeavours.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 7, 2021
In fact, Aditi, who came close to the historic medal in the Olympics, had started from number two in the morning but she fell behind. However, Aditi, ranked 41st at the Rio Olympics, has returned to golf after a hundred years. In the final round, he birdies on the fifth, sixth, eighth, 13th and 14th holes and bogeys on the ninth and 11th holes.
World number one golfer Nelly Korda won the gold medal with a two-under 69 with a 17-under total. A playoff was played for the silver medal between Japan’s Mone Inami and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, in which Inami won. Play was interrupted for some time due to a storm when 16 holes had been completed.
Aditi was in the race for a medal the whole time.
Aditi was in the race for a medal the whole time but with two bogeys she fell behind Ko, who played only three drop shots with nine birdies in the last round. India’s Diksha Dagar finished joint 50th, scoring an under 70 and a total of 290 in six overs in the final round.