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Tokyo Olympics: Golfer Aditi Ashok finishes fourth, India's best ever finish

India failed to script a medal in golf at the Tokyo Olympics after female golfer Aditi Ashok finished fourth, which happens to be India's best-ever finish in the sport at the competition.

Tokyo Olympics: Golfer Aditi Ashok finishes fourth, India's best ever finish-ayh
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Tokyo, First Published Aug 7, 2021, 10:48 AM IST
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It was yet another heartbreak for India, as it failed to script a medal in golf at the Tokyo Olympics. Female golfer Aditi Ashok managed to finish at the fourth spot.

However, Aditi's performance was highly acclaimable, as she gave India its best-ever golf finish in the global competition. Despite being in contention by staying within the top-three throughout the past three days, she marginally slipped in the closing stages of the final day.

Aditi carded three-under 68 in rough weather conditions on Saturday. She finished with a couple of strokes off the pace, while she had a total of 15-under 269.

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In the deciding round, she scored five birdies on holes number five, six, eight, 13 and 14, while she had a couple of bogies on ninth and 11th. Meanwhile, it was overnight leader Nelly Korda (2-under 69) of the United States of America who claimed the gold, followed by the silver for Mone Inami (65) of Japan and bronze for Lydia Ko (65) of New Zealand.

The two bogeys in the decider pushed her down while Aditi was in medal contention for most of the four days. Consequently, it allowed Lydia to surge ahead with nine birdies while she had just three dropped shots.

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