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Olympics 2021: Aditi Ashok, Diksha Dagar Women's Golf LIVE - Aditi Finishes 4th. Nelly Korda (US) Wins Gold, Mone Inami Wins Silver after defeating Lydia Ko (Bronze) in playoff hole

Aditi Ashok, Diksha Dagar Women's Golf LIVE Day 4 (Round 4) scores, updates & commentary
Updated: 07 August 2021 11:31 IST - Published: August, 06 2021 05:20 PM IST
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To wrap things up: Nelly bags Gold, Mone Silver in a playoff with Lydia (Bronze) after they tie for 2nd place. Aditi stood 4th, missing a medal by a whisker.

Aditi matched Nelly stroke by stroke throughout the round today. She gave her all. She's come a long way from being 41st in Rio Olympics to 4th here in Tokyo. 20year old Diksha will gain a lot of experience from her outing here. She continued to improve herself in every round. Just to cite what difference these performances have made, my local pro & coach - Mita just informed me that her phone's been ringing with requests from parents to enroll their kids in her Golf academy! Hold your heads high girls, for this is just the beginning.

This is your Golf host Dheeraj on Sportskeeda.com signing off. It was a privilege to bring you stroke by stroke live commentary & updates. Hope you enjoyed it as much we did bringing it to you! Thank you & Stay safe.
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Thank you all fans out there for cheering our girls! Augurs very well for Golf in India. Super exciting young talent. I'm taking a short break and will be back to wind it up. Stay tuned.
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Phew! There you have it:
Gold: Nelly Korda (USA)
Silver: Mone Inami (Japan)
Bronze: Lydia Ko (New Zealand)

Aditi Ashok finishes brilliant 4th & Diksha Dagar a commendable 50th
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No she can't!! Mone Inami (Japan) wins Silver, Lydia Ko (New Zealand) settles for Bronze
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She took her time and what an effort! Tap in par for Mone. Lydia has to make this par to force 2nd playoff hole
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Lydia chips it a bit too right expecting a bigger break from right to left, but a good attempt though. All eyes on Mone now
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Mone puts it on the green, but its a loooong putt for a birdie, a two-putt par more realistically. Lydia will look to do an up & down par.   
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She laid it up with an 8 iron. Good play. Puts pressure back on Mone to find the green 
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A tough tough second shot from bunker for Lydia
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Here's the leaderboard at the completion of 72 regulation holes:
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Mone drives down the fairway, Lydia finds right side fairway bunker
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436 yards par 4 18th
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Now Playoff for Silver coming up between Mone and Lydia.
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What a run Aditi had. She matched with the leader, Nelly stroke for stroke in the final round, despite the big difference in driving distances. Nelly was -2 for the round against Aditi's -3. Mind you Nelly Korda is world no 1 in women's golf

And another inspired round by Diksha Dagar. We are mighty proud of you girls! This will provide a big boost to golf in India
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There you have it: Nelly Korda wins Gold medal at Tokyo Olympics. Now we have a playoff for Silver & Bronze between Mone Inami & Lydia Ko.

Aditi finishes a commendable 4th, just outside the medal contention
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Not to be! Alas...Nevertheless, brilliant golf by Aditi over all 4 days. She's out of contention. 
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Nelly Korda sets up a tap in par for Gold medal
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Ooh! Lydia leaves it short. This 4-footer par putt will seem like a 10-footer 
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Aditi will be keenly watching Lydia's putt here
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Lydia Ko just needs a two putt par. So does Nelly
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Nelly does well to set up a another birdie for herself. Only way Aditi can get a medal now is to birdie this hole.
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Aditi went a bit left with a draw. On the green. Gives herself an outside chance of an birdie.
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Mone Inami finishes with a bogey.
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Don't think I'll be wrong to say, that the next shot for Aditi is probably the most important one of her life. This will decide everything. Can she set up a birdie here on her 72nd hole of the tournament?
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Aditi has a 188yard shot to the pin that is almost in the center of the green. She need a birdie here to remain in contention for a medal
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Mone plops it up on the green. A long par save. Under pressure, these putts seem even more long...
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Aditi finds the fairway on the 18th off the tee. Good shot
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Mone Inami finds the bunker on her approach shot on 18th. It's a 'fried-egg' lie on the slope of the bunker. Very difficult shot this one for her
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Aditi needs to birdie the 18th. It's not gonna be easy
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Leaderboard with one hole to go:
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Nelly misses her birdie putt, cleans up a par on 17th. Still tied for the lead.
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Almost a birdie for Aditi!!! She settles for a par on 17th.
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Ooh! good try by Lydia, taps in a birdie
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Lydia Ko for an eagle putt to go joint topper
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Aditi chips the 35yard distance, goes left of the pin. A tricky birdie putt for her now
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Mone Inami with a birdie on 17th. Ties for the lead with Nelly. Great play!
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The wet grass after the rain will only make it a bit tricky. 
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There you go! One birdie from Aditi in her remaining two holes will do it!
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Players would've used this break to compose and gather their thoughts. Only top 5 players on the leaderboard are in contention here. Waiting for the hooter to get things underway.  
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People, we are back live now!
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With play about to resume in the final round, this is how the leaderboard is stacked up currently:
 
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Diksha Dagar puts up a very decent round today. She completed her last round at 1-under par. She finished +6 through the tournament. Tied 50th
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Ok, we have an update: Play expected to resume at 1.15pm JST (9.45am IST)
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Leaderboard after Round 3 (54-holes):
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If no further play is possible today and tomorrow, then the standing at the end of 54-holes (Round 3) will decide the medals.
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Ofcourse, we will continue to update you as we hear more on it. 
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As per information available with us, once the conditions improve enough for play to resume, golfers will head back and start exactly where they left off. It's only around 12.40pm local time there. We probably need another 45minutes to an hour of clear weather to finish the round today with only two more holes to be completed. Mind you the leaders tee'd off last today morning. Almost everyone has finished or are on their last hole of the day.

If no further play is possible today, we do have a reserve day tomorrow to come back and finish the remaining holes.
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Play has been suspended temporarily, given rain and lightening risk. Stay tuned.
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