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Tokyo Olympics: Golfer Aditi Ashok comes up with terrific performance, currently placed 3rd

India's terrific outing at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday continued even in the golf circuit, as female golfer Aditi Ashok finished in third place.

Tokyo Olympics: Golfer Aditi Ashok comes up with terrific performance, currently placed 3rd-ayh
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Tokyo, First Published Aug 4, 2021, 7:29 PM IST
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India produced an exceptional performance on Day 12 of the Tokyo Olympics, continuing from wrestling to even golf. Female golfer Aditi Ashok was in delicate touch, as she finished the finals commitments on Wednesday by being placed third.

In the opening round held throughout the day, she carded a four-under 67. She was once placed second, behind current leader Madalene Sagstrom of Sweden, who has shot 66.

Although Aditi might have a lead, it came at the cost of a bogey on the 18th hole. Sagstrom had a bogey-free five-under 66; there were five birdies and a bogey for Aditi in the final hole.

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Tokyo Olympics: Golfer Aditi Ashok comes up with terrific performance, currently placed 3rd-ayh

Meanwhile, the second Indian, Diksha Dagar, had a tough day. Making her Olympic debut, she fired five birdies with no bogeys and was placed 56th.

"I think I played better than I expected today because I had a lot of hybrids into the greens, so I didn't really expect to be like 5-under through 17. But, I kind of holed some putts and holed important par putts as well, which kept the momentum. So, yeah, it was a good day," she said about her performance to International Golf Federation.

"...I just finished my high school exams, and then, I was at the Olympics in two months. But, this time, I think a lot more experience. Just playing on the LPGA the last five years makes you way better as a player than I was at Rio. And, I think the Olympic experience was, I didn't finish as well as I wanted to last time, but just seeing the effect that it had on golf in India was inspiring, and that's kind of what motivated me for this one as well," she concluded.

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