Golfer Aditi Ashok finished fourth at the Tokyo Olympics, missing out on a bronze medal. Aditi’s mother became her caddy at the Tokyo Olympics, while her father became her caddy at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Aditi started playing golf at the age of five, while many of them were star players. Desperate, golfer Aditi Ashok, who was not even expecting a medal, raised her hopes of a medal by performing brilliantly. Unfortunately, though, Aditi missed out on making history by a narrow margin. Aditi finished fourth in golf.
Golf’s entry in Rio after 112 years
Golf originated at the 1900 Paris Olympics. Golf was then included in the subsequent Olympics. However, the sport was later dropped from the Olympics. Golf finally made a comeback at the 2016 Rio Olympics after 112 years. Shiv Chaurasia, Anirban Lahiri and Aditi Ashok made their Olympic debuts in Rio. Aditi also played in Tokyo and besides Anirban, Udayan Mane and Diksha Dagar also got a chance.
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He started playing golf at the age of five
Born in a middle-class family in Bangalore, Aditi started playing golf at the age of five. At that time there were only three golf courses in Bangalore. Due to the daughter’s insistence on learning golf, the father started taking her to the Karnataka Golf Association driving range. From there his career started. Aditi came into limelight at the age of 13 when she defeated renowned Indian golfer Smriti Mehra at the 2011 Indian Open Pro Championship in Bengaluru. Aditi then represented India at the 2013 Asian Youth Games and the 2014 Youth Olympics.
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Aditi kept on achieving one success after another
Aditi won the Lalla Aicha Tour school tournament in Morocco at the age of 17. With this win, she became the first and youngest golfer from India to win a qualifying school. In 2016, Aditi won the Hero Women’s Indian Open with a score of 3-under-213. She also became the first Indian golfer to win a women’s European title. Aditi also got the LPGA Tour card for the 2017 season through a qualifying tournament. He was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2020.
KD became a father in Rio and a mother in Tokyo
The role of her parents has been very important in Aditi’s success. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, her father Ashok Gudlamani became Aditi’s caddy (golfer). He picked up his stuff at the golf course. While Aditi’s mother Maheshwari Ashok became her daughter’s cradle in the Tokyo Olympics.
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