• Diksha Dagar bags gold medal at Deaflympics 2022

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    Diksha is now the only golfer with two Deaflympic medals; silver in Samsun, Turkey in 2017 and gold in 2022, which is actually the Deaflympics in 2021.

    Digital Desk : Diksha Dagar of India defeated American Ashlyn Grace in the final to win gold at the Deaflympics, fulfilling her promise to improve on her silver-winning performance in 2017.

    The 21-year-old left-hander, a professional with victories on the Ladies European Tour, capped off a dominant performance by winning the match play section of the ladies' golf competition 5 and 4. She defeated Grace Johnson by four holes. Diksha is now the only golfer with two Deaflympic medals; silver in Samsun, Turkey in 2017 and gold in 2022, which is actually the Deaflympics in 2021. Diksha reached the final of the Deaflympics' first golf competition in 2017, when she was still an amateur and only 17 years old.

    She lost in a play-off to American Yost Kaylin, who was also competing on the Symetra Tour and the LPGA Tour at the time. Diksha qualified for the Tokyo Olympics at the last minute in 2021, making her the first golfer to compete in both the Deaflympics and the Olympic Games.

    Diksha reached the final of the Deaflympics' first golf competition in 2017, when she was still an amateur and still under the age of 17.

    She lost in a play-off to American Yost Kaylin, who was also competing on the Symetra Tour and in some LPGA Tour events at the time.

    Diksha also qualified for the Tokyo Olympics at the last minute in 2021, making her the first golfer to compete in both the Deaflympics and the Olympic Games.

     

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