Indian golfer Diksha Dagar outplayed American Ashlyn Grace within the closing to bag gold medal on the Deaflympics, fulfilling her promise of bettering upon the silver-winning efficiency on the 2017 version. Diksha is now the one golfer with two Deaflympics medals – a silver in Samsun, Turkey in 2017 and gold in 2022, which is definitely the 2021 version of Deaflympics.
The 21-year-old left-hander, who’s knowledgeable with victories on the Ladies European Tour, accomplished a dominant efficiency with a 5 and 4 win within the closing of the match play part of the women golf competitors. She beat Grace Johnson with 4 holes to spare In 2017, when golf was first launched on the Deaflympics, Diksha, then nonetheless an novice and nonetheless wanting her seventeenth birthday, reached the ultimate comfortably.
There she misplaced in a play-off to American Yost Kaylin, who at the moment was additionally enjoying within the Symetra Tour and a few occasions on the LPGA Tour. In 2021, Diksha additionally certified on the final second for the Tokyo Olympics and have become the primary golf participant to have ever performed at each Deaflympics and the Olympic Games.
Turning professional in early 2019, Diksha gained the Investec South Africa Women’s Open that yr itself. In 2021, she was a part of the successful crew on the Aramco Team Series London. Both occasions are a part of the Ladies European Tour. While nonetheless being an novice she additionally gained a number of occasions on the Hero Women’s Pro Circuit in India.
Diksha has a listening to impairment and began sporting listening to aids from the age of six. The battle for the bronze medal was laborious fought as Frenchwoman Margaux ended Norwegian Andrea Hovtsein’s try for a second medal on the third play-off gap, that’s the twenty first gap. Andrea was the bronze medallist in 2017.