WAITING TO EXCEL

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There is a Kohli or Ashwin, a Saina or Mary Kom in each one of them. They are practicing hard, little known so far, and waiting for sporting glory

SAIBAL CHATTERJEE

SAIBAL CHATTERJEE

The author is a senior journalist of more than 30 years of experience. He has worked for The Telegraph and The Sunday Indian and other news organisations. He specialises in sports and film journalism

An Indian sportswoman who has teed off in style towards international glory is Aditi Ashok. For one so young, she has the anamazingly steady head on her shoulders. The Bangalore teenager is Indian golf’s ‘wonder girl’ who has wowed the world with her amazing consistency.

The sport of golf has returned to the Olympic fold after a break of more than a century and Aditi, who represented India with great distinction at the 2016 Summer Olympics, could be counted as a future medal prospect.

Aditi was the brightest young star on the Indian golfing scene in the past year.She was deservedly named the Ladies European Tour (LET) ‘rookie of the year’, having become the first Indian ever to win two back-to-back titles in her first year on the tour.

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