Deaflympics 2022: Golfer Diksha Dagar creates history, wins gold medal

Indian golfer Diksha Dagar won the gold medal by defeating Ashlyn Grace of America in the final of the golf competition of the Deaf Olympics (Deaflympics 2022). This is Diksha’s second medal at the Olympics for the deaf. Earlier he had won silver medal in 2017. She has become the first golfer to win two medals in these games. (Photo- Diksha Dagar Instagram)

Diksha, 21, who played in the European Tour, won five and four in the final of the match play category of the women’s golf competition. This means that when Diksha won in five holes, there were four holes left. (Photo- Diksha Dagar Instagram)

When golf was included for the first time in 2017 in the Deaf Olympics, Diksha easily made it to the finals but Yoast Keelin of America defeated her to win the gold medal and the Indian player had to be content with the silver medal. (Photo- Diksha Dagar Instagram)

Diksha qualified for the Tokyo Olympics last year and has won an individual title on the Ladies European Tour. She has also been part of the team that won the team event on the Ladies European Tour. (Photo- Diksha Dagar Instagram)

Meanwhile, France’s Margo Brejo won the bronze medal by defeating 2017 bronze medalist Andrea Hovstein Helgerde of Norway in the third playoff in a fiercely contested match. In this way, Andrea’s dream of winning the second medal could not be fulfilled. (courtesy facebook)