Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday praised Aditi Ashok for showing tremendous skill and resolve during the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
“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,” tweeted PM Modi.
The 23-year-old rolled in five birdies to be placed a famous fourth on fifteen-under 201 ahead of Australia’s Hannah Green and Denmark’s Pedersen who tied for fifth. The Indian finished the final day with 68 (-3) at the Kasumigaseki Country Club. World Number one, the United States of America’s Nelly Korda clinched gold with 17 under par.
In the first 8 holes of the course, Aditi had a flawless start with 3 birdies which included back-to-back ones on holes 5 and 6. Nelly Korda who was sailing very comfortably in the final round, had a horror show when she put a double bogey on 7th which gave Ashok and Lydia Ko of New Zealand a chance to be tied up at the top of the leaderboard. At that moment in the match, all three players were tied up on the top for the first position with a -14.