Humans of Olympics: Meet Aditi Ashok, the youngest Indian woman golfer at the Rio 2016

At 18, she was the youngest in the fray in women’s golf at the Olympic Games at Rio. While the Indian supporters were celebrating and shouting at the top of their voices at the Olympic Park for Sakshi Malik, Aditi was quietly teeing away at the greens at the Olympic Golf Course about 7km away.

Shrenik Avlani August 22, 2016 16:28:38 IST
Humans of Olympics: Meet Aditi Ashok, the youngest Indian woman golfer at the Rio 2016

Humans of Olympics Meet Aditi Ashok the youngest Indian woman golfer at the Rio 2016

At 18, she was the youngest in the fray in women’s golf at the Olympic Games at Rio. While the Indian supporters were celebrating and shouting at the top of their voices at the Olympic Park for Sakshi Malik, Aditi was quietly teeing away at the greens at the Olympic Golf Course about 7km away.

She had a great first day finishing just two strokes behind the leader that day. She again ended the second day with a strong performance. But on the third and fourth days her game floundered and she ended the competition at number 52.

Still a teenager, she was much sought after by the international media. With her father Ashok G as her caddie, the Bangalore girl has great support from her family to keep playing golf and get better at it.

She is one of the few Indians who can say that she still hasn’t decided what to do after having just completed her high school from Frank Anthony Public School in Bangalore.

“I just finished school earlier this year. I haven’t yet decided what to study further just yet. Maybe, after the Olympics, I shall figure out that bit,” she said after the first day of competition in Rio.

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