India’s Ashoku Eyes Surprise Medal as Corda approaches the gold medal


Kawagoe, Japan — The world’s number one Nelly Corda won the gold medal at the Olympic Women’s Golf on Friday. This is because Adityashok has raised India’s expectations that it is unlikely to win the podium after the third round at Kasumigaseki Country Club.

American Corda was the overnight leader with four strokes and carded two under 69 to lead three with a total of 198, 15 under from Ashok (68).

After burning the course at 62 on Thursday, Corda had to fight in a selfish back 9, but scrambled well to notch 10 consecutive pars on his way to the clubhouse to avoid the puck. ..

“I was spraying here and there,” Corda told reporters.

“I had some bitter par putts, but I made all the pars, and I really had a hard time staying on or ahead of it.

“If I were sloppy and didn’t fight like I did, I would have been able to shoot the couple over the par, at least in the back nine, but I never give up.”

Former world number one Lydia Ko rushes into the medal battle, New Zealanders shoot 66, Australia’s Hannah Green (67), Dane Emily Kristen Pedersen (70), Home Hope Mone Inami (68) ) And finished in a bronze position with 10 unders. ..

Corda and Ashok may have already sewn medals depending on the weather.

Under the threat of tropical cyclone brewing, the organizers accelerated their tea time on Saturday morning in hopes of completing the final round.

If the round cannot be completed, the tournament will return to a 54-hole result.

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Team India’s Aditi Ashok during the third round of women’s individual stroke play on the 14th day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics held at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe on August 6, 2021. (TobyMelville / Reuters)

“Sneaky player”

At the second Olympics, her mother carried a bag and the world’s number 200 Ashok played brilliantly, rolling in a birdie on the 17th, putting pressure on Corda in second place.

India’s top player, who was 18 in Rio five years ago, caused a ruckus in his home country when he was fighting for a midpoint. She finished 41st in her father’s caddy debut game, but in Japan she brought a hot putter and made almost no mistakes.

She said she was happy to be able to spotlight golf in India, where cricket is a sports religion.

“I’m sure people have heard about golf this week. I’m in the top three, so if I expand my golf coverage in India, they’ll continue to pay attention,” she said. Told.

Corda praised Ashok as a “sneaky player.”

“She has some sort of stride on the putting green. She owns it,” said Petr’s 23-year-old daughter, former Australian Open tennis champion.

After Hideki Matsuyama slightly missed a medal at the men’s event, Inami emerged as a hope for the host’s podium.

Bogey on the 18th cost one-third the cost of 22 years old, but she was excited about her position.

“I think the most exciting thing for (Japanese) kids is to be able to see us fighting at the top of the leaderboard,” teammate Nasa Hataoka (67) draws 8-7. Inami said. -7 people behind Corda.

China’s first major winner, Feng Coral, shot 68, eight ahead of the leader.

Rio champion Inbee Park finished his hopes of defending the title with almost 71 and shot 12 shots.

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