Tokyo Olympics: Golfer Aditi Ashok misses medal as she slips on final day, finishes fourth

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Aug 07, 2021, 11:49 AM(IST)

Aditi Ashok Photograph:( AFP )

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World No. 1 Nelly Korda of the USA won the Olympic gold medal with 17-under.

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok missed a medal by a whisker at the Tokyo Olympics as she finished fourth in the women's golf tournament at the Kasumigaseki Country Club on Friday. Aditi was in contention for a medal finish until the 17th hole but she dropped down. World No. 1 Nelly Korda of the USA won the Olympic gold medal with 17-under.

Aditi, who finished 41st at Rio 2016, carded 3-under 68 in the final round and had a combined score of 15-under, just one shot off playing for the medal places.

It is the best finish of any Indian golfer at the Olympics.

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Indian Prime Minister congratulated the player, he said, "Well played Aditi Ashok! 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."

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Anurag Thakur, the sports minister of India also wished the golfer, he wrote, "India’s 1st woman golfer to finish 4th at Olympics! Aditi Ashok deserves a standing ovation for her performance. You played consistently well, had us holding our breath till end! You created history."

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