In another match, Aditi Ashok would have gladly taken a fourth-place end however this was the Olympics and the golfer mentioned it’s laborious for her to be blissful though she produced the very best ever efficiency by an Indian on the showpiece. In a single day sole 2nd, Aditi completed fourth with a three-under 68 within the closing spherical that left her 15-under 269 total on the par-71 Kasumigaseki Nation Membership the place world primary Nelly Korda of the USA took gold with a four-round whole of 17-under 267.
“In another match I might be actually blissful, but it surely’s laborious to be pleased with fourth place. I performed good and gave it my 100 per cent,” she mentioned.
The 23-year-old was not notably blissful along with her closing spherical present though it was studded with 5 birdies in opposition to simply two bogeys.
“I used to be simply lacking so many fairways. The entrance 9 I simply hit one and the again 9 I feel I will need to have hit possibly three of 4 extra.
“That was unhealthy at the moment, put me out of place. I could not get near the flag,” she rued.
However she is hopeful that her stellar efficiency would ignite unprecedented curiosity within the sport, which is perceived to be elitist.
“I want I had a medal, however I hope everybody remains to be blissful. Going into the spherical, I did not give it some thought (individuals watching her on TV) an excessive amount of,” she mentioned.
“Simply having extra high finishes, even when it isn’t precisely a podium end, will possibly deliver extra assist to the game, (with) extra youngsters choosing it up. That helps construct the sport,” she mentioned.
Golf returned to Olympics in 2016 after over a 100-year hole and Aditi had competed at that version, ending tied forty first.
“Clearly, after I began golf, I by no means dreamt of contending on the Olympics. Golf wasn’t even an Olympic sport.
“You simply choose it up, work laborious and have enjoyable daily. After which generally you get right here,” she mentioned.
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