19-year-old, Diksha Dagar of Delhi winner of the South African Open on the 2019 Ladies European Tour (LET) has been selected as one of the nominees for the International Sportsperson of the Year by Deaf Sports Personality of the Year Awards, a bi-annual ceremony which supports and celebrates hearing impaired sportspersons across the globe.
Diksha along with USLPGA Tour member, Aditi Ashok are in the running for a spot at the Tokyo Olympics golf event in 2021. Diksha has previously been a silver medallist at the 2017 Summer Deaflympics, winner of the World Deaf Championship 2018 and on the Hero Women’s Pro Tour (HWPGT), where she won as an amateur in 2017.
Diksha Dagar’s career highlights – 2018 – 2020
2018 – Amateur –
|Hero WPGT||75-75-71 (221)||3rd|
|Asian Games||71-78-74-72 (295)||22nd|
|Malaysian Ladies Am||78-74-68 (220)||3rd|
|Western India Ladies||73-71-75 (219)||2nd|
|Asia Pacific Ch’ship||68-75-69 (212)||5th|
2019 – Professional –
|Women’s NSW Open||72-67-69-79 (287) ||T-5th|
|SA Women’s Open ||76-66-69 (211)||Winner|
|Thailand Championship ||72-72-72-69 (285)||T-13th|
2020 – Professional –
|Women’s NSW Open||69-68-71-74 (282) ||T-7th|
The winners are to be decided based on popular votes and winners for each category will be announced between 16th and 18th December.