Aditi Ashok misses Olympic medal narrowly, finishes fourth; Golf Final Tokyo Olympics 2020 Highlights

Women's Golf, Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian Golfer Aditi Ashok narrowly missed the Olympic medal as she finished fourth in the Women's Individual Golf tournament.

Aditi Ashok watches her drive from the 11th tee in round 4 of the women’s golf individual stroke play during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Live coverage of Golf Women's Individual Stroke Play as India's Aditi Ashok is a step away from Olympic glory.


Gold: Nelly Korda (USA) | Silver: Inami Mone (JPN) | Bronze: Lydia Ko (NZ)| Fourth Place: Aditi Ashok (IND)


  • Japan's Inami Mone wins the silver while Lydia Ko settles for the bronze medal.

  • Aditi misses a medal-playoff after missing a long birdie putt by the narrowest of margins. Aditi finished a creditable fourth. She repeated her card of three-under 68. In other words, Aditi did what was expected of her but Mone and Ko raised the bar on final day to more than make the up the two-stroke gap they had from Aditi.

  • Nelly Korda won the Olympics gold medal

  • Heartbreaking miss for Aditi. Ko sinks a tricky 4 feet putt on the 18th to seal bronze. Aditi loses out on a medal by the narrowest of margins - just a single stroke

  • Ko and Mone finish tied second and will play a playoff hole to decide who wins silver and bronze

  • 17TH hole, par-4, 284 yards: Mone Inami (-17) sinks a birdie to catch up with the Korda for the lead; Ko’s superb tee shot sets up a birdie and she moves to sole second spot at -16; Aditi saves par to be fourth (-15).

    Last hole to go, uphill task for Aditi. Provided Ko falters, Aditi will have a very slim chance of a medal.

  • Aditi Ashok putts for Birdie and remains 15-under at the fourth spot.

  • We can expect play to resume in 15 minutes and out come the golfers for Round 4

  • 17th - 284 yards, par-4: Ko produces a beauty of a tee-shot to give herself a chance for a possible eagle. Aditi was not in a great position off the tee. She was on a spongy rough. Needs a great approach shot now.  Risk of lightning interrupts play. The predicted storm just a few miles away from the course. It begins to rain and players are required to go indoors. The suspense continues…

  • Par-4 17th now. Ko lands on the green, now has a chance for eagle. Aditi lands her tee on the rough. She will do well to save par.

  • Aditi and Ko are one shot off the second-placed Mone Inami and two off the leader Nelly Korda.

  • 16th - 154 yards, par-3. Aditi on the green off the tee, but long way off the pin. Two putts for par. Ko, who was off the green, manages to chip on the green but not so good. Two putts for a bogey. Ko slips on spot and with it, Aditi joins her in the third place. Two to go.

  • Ko bottled the 16th with a three putt to make bogey. Aditi saves par; back in third. Aditi's putting has been outstanding again today. She is back in line for a historic bronze

  • This par-3 16th hole will be crucial for Aditi. Her drive wasn't great; she needs to save par to stay close to the leaders.

  • On the  par-4, 320-yard 15th, Aditi (-15) was just off the fairway in the ‘rough’ with her tee-shot. Her approach shot took her to the left of the pin behind the green. She produced a measured chip shot that brought her close to the pin and she eventually found par.

  • Moments earlier, Ko birdied to move to the (-16) to the tie Inomi in the second place. The duo was one shot off the leader Korda (-17). That meant Aditi was down to the fourth spot. Three holes to go.

  • Ashwin Achal, our Golf Correspondent says, Perhaps for the first time in the event, Aditi Ashok is pushed out of the medal bracket to fourth. Ko's terrific approach sets up for a birdie, moving her to third place now. Australia's Hannah Green making a monster run now with a string of birdies and an eagle. She is now fifth, just one shot behind Aditi.
  • Aditi slips to fourth but is still in the medal contention as Ko Lydia takes the third spot
  • With four holes left to play, Aditi stays tied in the second place and registers a birdie on the 14th hole.
  • Aditi strengthens her Tied-2 spot and birdies on the 13th hole.
  • Nelly is currently leading with Mone and Aditi tied at 68 in R3
  • Aditi in still third and is in the medal contention and is tied with Japan's Mone Inami
  • Aditi Ashok in contention for medal and there are five holes remaining in Round 4.
  • Aditi Ashok slips to fourth at T3 as New Zealand Lydia takes the No.2 spot with Denmark's Emily Kristine at the third position.
  • Aditi Ashok gets another birdie in Round 4, to tie up the scores with New Zealand's Ko Lydia at -14.
  • USA’s Nelly Korda at 16 under par, NZL’s Lydia Ko at 14 under par, IND ’s Aditi Ashok at 13 under par

Aditi Ashok overcame a mid-round crisis to stay in the hunt for a surprise medal, holding on to the second spot after three rounds of the Olympics
golf competition in Tokyo on Friday.

After rounds of 67 and 66, Aditi fought back from a bogey before and after the turn to card a 68 for a three-round aggregate of 12-under 201.

Aditi is three strokes behind the leader - USA’s Nelly Korda (198) - and two ahead of the quartet comprising New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, Australia’s Hannah Green, Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen and Japan’s Mone Inami.

Meanwhile, Diksha Dagar carded a second straight 72 and moved up two places to tied 51st with 220.
Korda, who shot an Olympic course record of 62 in the second round desspite a double-bogey on the final hole, found pars on the last 10 holes for a 69.