Pro golf – Olympia
The 23-year-old Bengalurein Aditi Ashok has chosen her father to accompany her to the Olympic golf competition as a coach.
Since the Olympic organizers have tightened safety and social standards due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian golfers are now traveling to Tokyo without a team coach.
At the beginning of this month Jeev Milkha Singh as team leader and Nonital Lal Quereshi as team coach had withdrawn for their reasons. Later the IGU tried to accredit the IGU treasurer Ishwar Achanta and Lahiri and Manes trainer Vijay Divecha through IOA. IOA responded, citing international rules, that it would only allow three P-category personal coaches, which means that the person has their accommodation outside the game village and only has access to the golf training location, not the competition site. Where Mr. Achanta declined due to the category of accreditation.
IGU later wrote to three players; Anirban Lahiri, Udayan Mane and Aditi Ashok asked them to choose their coaches, with the former refusing, while Aditi G. Ashok, their father, chose as their preferred choice of a personal trainer to serve as their caddy.