We all know how the social media, newspapers, and every other means of news are roaring with trending and proud moments straight from the Tokyo Olympics 2021 to every corner of the world. Everyday we have been greeted with the news of great players and athletes acing in their fields.
India too is not behind in this field. From Neeraj Chopra to Aditi Ashok, Indian news is filled with pride and honour for these athletes and players. Today, in this blog, we are going to give you a deeper dive into the life of Aditi Ashok.
Aditi Ashok was brought into the world on 29 March 1998. She is an expert in golf representing India in international and national competitions as well. Aditi hails from Karnataka, India. She plays on the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour. She is the first historically speaking golf player to address India at the Olympics. She made her Olympic Games debut at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Aditi Ashok qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, addressing India in the golf and completed fourth in the games.
Aditi was brought into the world in Bangalore by Ashok Gudlamani and Maheshwari. She started her schooling at The Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore and graduated in 2016. Aditi has played golf since she was 5 years old. There were just three fairways in Bangalore. At the point when she communicated an interest, her dad took her to the Karnataka Golf Association driving range. Her dad Ashok was her caddie in the Rio 2016 Olympics, while her mom Maheshwari Ashok was her caddie for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It is quite evident that her family has been very supportive of her passion Golf, supportive enough for her to turn her passion into a profession. No wonder, she has aced all the opportunities that came her way.
The pride of our nation definitely makes it a priority to stay fit and healthy. She has a strict diet that she follows consistently apart from her daily golf practices. Aditi weighs about 60kgs or 132lbs. She stands tall with a height of 173cm or 5’6” ft. we can see her balancing her weight and sports quite great. Looking forward to many more of her great performances in the upcoming national and international leagues.
Aditi at 12 years old, played in the Asia Pacific competition. At the point when Aditi was 13, she became successful in her first international tour. She won the National Junior Championship multiple times in succession in 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2014 she held junior and senior titles simultaneously. She was the solitary Indian golf player, who played at Asian Youth Games of 2013, Youth Olympics and Asian Games – both in 2014.
Subsequent to winning the Ladies British Amateur Stroke Play Championship in 2015 she turned pro on 1 January, 2016. She turned into the youngest and the first Indian to win the Lalla Aicha Tour School and got her Ladies European Tour card for the 2016 season. This success additionally made her the most youthful champ of a Q School for a worldwide visit.
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Aditi won the 2016 Hero Women’s Indian Open with a score of 3-under-par 213, and in the process turned into the first Indian to win a Ladies European Tour title. In a nation ordinarily centered around cricket, her success collected outsized consideration for the game of golf. Her success made it on the first page of the country’s biggest paper, the Times of India and she was included broadly on TV. She got a second success fourteen days after the Qatar Ladies Open and completed the season second on the Order of Merit. She won the Rookie of the Year grant. She likewise acquired a LPGA Tour card for 2017 by means of the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.
In 2017, Aditi turned into the main LPGA player from India, and finished eighth in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year standings. In 2018, she made 17 cuts on 24 occasions, with two top-10 completions. She recorded a professional best T6 result at the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic (previously Volunteers of America LPGA North Dallas Classic) and tied her vocation low score of 64 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. She finished the year with the second-least putting normal on the LPGA.
In 2019, Aditi made 13 cuts out of 22 LPGA Tour occasions, with the best season finish of T13 at CP Women’s Open. She finished the year with consecutive runner up completes on the Ladies European Tour.
Tokyo Olympics 2021:
In 2021, Aditi addressed India at the 2020 Summer Olympics and finished fourth. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi commended her for her extraordinary presentation at Tokyo in a tweet. Aditi got done with a score of 269 and 15-under par to complete fourth in the ladies’ individual stroke play occasion. She was in a medal contention for the majority of the fourth round. Aditi was two shots behind gold medal victor Nelly Korda of the United States. After 54 openings, she was in the silver medal position. She was positioned 200th on the planet. Her mom Maheshwari was her caddie on this occasion.
In a meeting with Republic TV, a news channel, she revealed that she hasn’t had a mentor throughout the previous five years and she prepared without anyone else. She said that she is content with her presentation in Tokyo. Aditi offered credit to her folks for her prosperity at the Tokyo Olympics.
- Two-time National Amateur Champion for 2014, 2011.
- Three-time National Junior Champion for 2014, 2013, 2012.
- First Indian Amateur to play the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, 2014.
- First Indian to play the Sime Darby LPGA, 2015 (KLGCC).
- First Asian as Silver Medal victor and Runner-up at the International European Ladies Amateur Championship, 2015.
- First Indian Amateur to play the Sanya Ladies Open 2015.
- First Asian to win the St. Rule Trophy and Lawson Trophy, 2015.
- First Indian to win the 81st Singha Thailand Amateur, 2015.