It's been a roller-coaster ride for India at Tokyo Olympics 2020. There were high hopes from the shooting and archery contingent but they failed to bag a medal. Men's and women's hockey teams went on to script history. Meanwhile, Golfer Aditi Ashok erupted as a surprise package for India in Golf.
Golf is not among the most popular sports in India, however, Aditi Ashok is looking to change that mindset with her exceptional performance in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
All you need to know about Aditi Ashok:
- Aditi was the youngest golfer, be it male or female, to have featured in the Rio Olympics 2016 at the age of 18.
- She has no golf background. She got to know about the game at the age of 5 while she was watching golfers playing from the window of a restaurant.
- Aditi's father supported her and even worked as her caddie during the 2016 Rio Games. In Olympics 2020, her mother was her caddie.
- Aditi Ashok is the lone Indian woman golfer to feature in Asian Youth Games 2013, Youth Olympic Games 2014, Asian Games 2014, and Olympic Games 2016.
- She is the youngest Indian to win the Lalla Aicha Tour School title that led her to the Ladies' European Tour card for the 2016 season.
- She is the first Indian to win a Ladies European Tour title following her triumph at the Women's Indian Open.
- In 2017, Aditi became the first Indian Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) player.
- She finished at 8th position in the Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year standings.
- Aditi's favourite golfer is Rory Mcllroy who has 14 titles on European Tour and 2 PGA Championships.