Aditi Ashok becomes first Indian female golfer to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

The 23-year-old also represented India in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 29 June 2021 9:19 pm

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok has created history by becoming the first Indian female athlete in the sport to qualify for Tokyo Olympics. The 23-year-old sealed her spot in the upcoming games after the final rankings of the games were released on Tuesday. Aditi qualified in 45th place to confirm her berth on the flight to Tokyo.

I still think of Rio Olympics like it was only yesterday: Aditi

As soon as the news was confirmed, the 23-year-old expressed her delight on Twitter. She stated, "I still think of @Rio2016 like it was only yesterday," while mentioning that the honour of playing for India is beyond exciting for her. She added that she is privileged to have the opportunity to represent her country & her sport at the games again.

Aditi Ashok - India's golden girl in golf

The Bengaluru-born golfer is one of the best athletes India has ever produced in the sport. Having represented her country in Asian Youth Games (2013), Youth Olympic Games (2014), Asian Games (2014) and Olympic Games (2016), she will once again be the flag bearer for India in women's golf in the upcoming summer games.

While she has won quite a few amateur titles, Aditi has also done fairly well in the professional circuit. Having won Hero Women's Indian Open (2016), Qatar Ladies Open (2016) and Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open (2017), she will be extremely confident of producing a good show in Tokyo.