We are witnessing some exceptional scenes at the Tokyo Olympics, as out of nowhere India has a medal hope because of Aditi Ashok’s sublime game at Women’s golf.

This is just unexpected? That must be the reaction of the majority of the Indians as day 3 ends in women’s golf at the Kasumigaseki Country Club due to the current second position player Aditi Ashok. After round 3 Aditi Ashok maintained her second position just behind the world champion Nelly Korda with a score of 201.


Ashok came as an unanticipated package for the Indian delegation at the Tokyo Olympics when she outperformed her opposition to bag second rank on day 1. Seen as a fortunate exhibition by a couple, she shut everybody with her consistency to be second as Round 3 comes to a conclusion. With 5 birdies and 1 bogey, she completed Day 3 with a score of 68. Aditi was a member at the Rio Olympics overseeing just a 41st rank however the situation has reversed here in Tokyo.

Olympic Games have been a complete family affair for Aditi Ashok, at the Rio Olympics in 2016, it was her father who was caddying for her. Five years later, it’s her mother who is carrying her bag at the Tokyo Olympics and playing the role of a watchful guardian.


“I think when my dad’s there he knows my game a lot more, probably sometimes more than I know myself, so I always feel compelled to rely on him sometimes,” Aditi told golfchannel.com. “My mom’s there, I can ask her anything, but in terms of like golf advice she may not be able to help me as much as my dad. I guess I’m committing to my decisions more and being more decisive on my own.”

Her mother Mash Ashok says that her only job has been to carry her golf bag and Aditi does not feel any pressure by making the mood light. “I think [the stress is] probably higher with dad,” Aditi said in the same interview. “I think it’s a little more chilled out with mom, which has helped this week.”


Her mother’s relatively limited knowledge of the sport and ‘chilled out’ character seem to be working for Aditi and may very well be what she and India need.