Having completed fourth in girls’s particular person stroke play golf on the Tokyo Olympics, Aditi Ashok spoke solely to NDTV about her outstanding efficiency and mentioned that regardless of narrowly lacking out on a medal, her 15-under 269 exhibiting would give her rather a lot confidence going ahead. The Indian golfer additionally expressed happiness at having the ability to share the Olympic expertise together with her mom Mash Ashok, who accompanied her to Tokyo as her caddie. “That was nice. Once I had my dad caddie on the final Olympics, I knew I wished my mother to be part of it and get that entire Olympic expertise, whether or not it is on the village of being there on the competitors,” the 23-year-old advised NDTV.
“With COVID, I used to be fairly positive her being my caddie was the one means I might get her right here for positive. I did have her all week and I completed fourth. I used to be in rivalry the entire time, so she has had an excellent week too on the bag and I’m pleased that I obtained to share it together with her,” Ashok added.
Speaking about her efficiency this week, she mentioned, “It was an excellent week, I performed effectively on all 4 days and I used to be within the prime three within the first three days.
“I had no expectations coming right here however clearly, everybody involves win a medal. So being in that place the entire time was actually good for my recreation and my confidence. Sadly, I didn’t win a medal but it surely’s nonetheless been an incredible week.”
Ashok expressed her gratitude to her fellow Indians for the help she obtained over the past 4 days. She mentioned: “Golf is not standard in India so simply by me doing effectively right here, if extra folks have watched and wish to study golf, it is clearly an incredible factor. Because of the entire nation for all of the help I’ve felt in the previous few days.”
The Arjuna Award-winning golfer revealed that she remains to be recovering her power after contracting Covid in Could. “I had Covid in Could once I got here again from the US to India. I really got here again for a visa however then my passport obtained caught within the consulate for an additional week, so then I needed to keep again in India after which I examined optimistic.
“So it was two extra weeks of lockdown. Once I fell sick, it wasn’t too unhealthy however now coming again and taking part in and strolling on the course, it feels much more draining than it was once I had it. So I can inform how a lot power I’ve misplaced in comparison with my typical strength-level in golf. Hopefully, I can get better my power within the subsequent few months,” she mentioned.
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