Nayanmoni Saikia Nominated for Arjuna Award

Nayanmoni Saikia, Assam lawn balls player and Commonwealth Games medalist, has been nominated for the Arjuna Award.
Nayanmoni Saikia Nominated for Arjuna Award
Nayanmoni Saikia Nominated for Arjuna Award

Nayanmoni Saikia, Assam lawn balls player and Commonwealth Games medalist, has been nominated for the Arjuna Award.

At least 25 athletes have been nominated for the award.

In August, Saikia bagged gold medal in lawn balls at CWG held in Birmingham.

She was appointed as the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in September.

Nayanmoni was always passionate about sports and she started her career in sports through weightlifting. However, due to leg injury and deteriorating performance she chose Lawn Bowls because this sport was a game without injuries.

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After she took the sport, she represented Assam and India many times. She won gold medals in National Games in individual and team events held in 2011 and 2015.

Additionally, she also bagged gold medal in the Asian Lawn Bowls Championship in 2012 in the girls' under-25 section.

She also represented the country in Commonwealth games held in the year 2014 and 2018.

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