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Tokyo Olympics: Aditi Ashok battles for medal at 2nd position as Round 2 of Golf ends

Aditi is in the running for a podium finish while Diksha tries to better her position on Day 2 of women's golf

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Aditi Ashok at Tokyo Olympics (Source: Sports 247)

By

Kalptaru Agarwal

Updated: 5 Aug 2021 2:41 PM GMT

Indian representatives in women's golf Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar have been pretty impressive during the two rounds of golf played at the Kasumigaseki Country Club. While Aditi has been consistent with her second position, Diksha moved three places up from Round 1 to finish 53rd on Day 2.

The 23-year old Ashok is playing her second Olympics and is accompanied by her mother as a caddie. Last time around in Rio, she had her father by her side who serves as a great source of inspiration for her. The young Hero Women's Indian Open champion is aiming to make it big at the Tokyo Olympics. She achieved a score of 67 at the end of Round 1 with 2 birdies staying 2nd with the world champion Nelly Korda of the United States of America.

The unbelievable form shown by Aditi is exciting the fans about her chances for a finish on the podium. With a tremendous skill display, she continued her performance on the second day with a score of 66 again with two birdies totaling 133 just 4 short of the leader. She is now tied at the second position with Denmark's Nanna Madsen and Emily Pedersen. With two more days of play, she will be looking to continue her same class.

On the other hand, Diksha started her Olympic campaign with a lowly score of 76 ending in the 56th position on Day 1. The silver medalist from the 2017 Summer Deaflympics tried to better her performance on day 2 with a 72 score getting her the 53rd spot (three places up) and also with a total of 148. She has had 4 bogeys, 1 double bogey, and only a single birdie till now in her two days of play. Dagar will have to play extremely well to stand amongst the leaders and have a good finish at the Tokyo Olympics.

(Source: Olympics channel)


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