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Indian Golfer Aditi Ashok All Set To Shine At Paris Olympics 2024

Ashok's fourth-place finish at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 has set a high bar for performance as she prepares for her third consecutive appearance at the Paris Olympics 2024.

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As the anticipation builds for the upcoming Paris Olympics, the Indian contingent is poised to make its mark, with golfers Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar leading the charge. With Aditi's impending third appearance and Diksha's second venture onto the grand Olympic stage, the Indian golfing fraternity radiates with excitement and anticipation.

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Ashok, hailing from Bangalore, has carved a name for herself as one of India's most promising golfers. Her journey to the Olympics began in 2016, when she became the youngest Indian female golfer to compete at the Rio Games. Since then, Aditi has continued to impress with her skill and determination, securing her spot at both the Rio and Tokyo Olympics. Now, as she prepares for her third Olympic appearance, Aditi carries the hopes of a nation and aims to showcase her prowess on the global stage once again.

Qualifying for the Paris Olympics 2024 

The journey to the Olympics for these golfers is based on their rankings. The Indian Golf Union oversees the process, with players needing to be among the top 60 in the world according to the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) to secure their spots.  Ashok holds a commendable ranking of 46, showcasing her skill and consistency in the sport.

Ashok's participation in the Paris Olympics will mark her third consecutive appearance, highlighting her status as one of India's leading golfers. Her previous achievements, including a fourth-place finish at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, have already set a high bar for performance.

Aditi Ashok Big Win At Asian Games

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok also clinched the historic gold in the women's individual golf tournament. The Indian women's golf team also holds the top slot at the Asian Games 2023, held in Hangzhou, China. The Indian women's women have never before won a medal at an Asian Games individual golf tournament, Aditi Ashok is the first Indian woman to script history. 

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Indian women golfers took over golf by storm on September 30 by reaching the top of the charts at the Asian Games. 

Indian golfer, Aditi Ashok shined in the tournament, playing a commendable third round of 11-under-61 to secure victory, placing herself in the position to win the historic gold for the country in the Asian Games tournament. 

Ashok's 11-under scorecard was five shots better than the next-best round of the day, outshining other competitors by a clear margin. Seven shots clear of her closest rival, and having finished a distant 21st at the Asian Games in 2014, Ashok made history by becoming the first Indian golfer to bring home a medal in the golf tournament at the Asian Games.

Ashok's triumphant victory also carried the Indian women's team to the top slot, as the Indian team now holds a one-shot lead over Thailand in the team tournament, leaving behind teams like China, Japan, and Korea.

India's other women golfers, Pranavi Urs, and Avani Prashanth, also displayed commendable performances, as Urs occupied 11th position with rounds of 71-68-70 in the 7-under round, while Prashanth tied for 19th position with 72-69-74 in the 1-under round. 

Ashok's stunning round of 22-under 67-66-61 for a total of 22-under after 54 holes. Ashok's 11-under and Urs's 2-under 70 helped the Indian team construct a thunderous lead of 29-under. 

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Leading with a considerable margin of 54 holes, Ashok left her closest rivals behind as China's Lin Xiyu's score stood at (67-67-68) 14-under and Arpichaya Yubol's (67-65-69) was 15-under. Medals will be decided post-round 4 tomorrow. 

 

Aditi Ashok's impressive track record and her qualifying for the Olympics serve as a source of inspiration for aspiring athletes across the nation as the Paris Olympics 2024 draw near.


 

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