Milestone Moment: Divyakriti Singh, First Woman to Bag Arjuna in Equestrian

In the heartlands of Rajasthan, Jaipur witnessed the emergence of a sporting legend, Divyakriti Singh. At just 23, she etched her name in India’s sports history by becoming the first Indian woman in Equestrian to receive the prestigious Arjuna Award.

Singh, an alumna of Mayo College Girls School and Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University, made her mark by clinching gold at the Asian Games, a feat previously achieved by only one other woman from Rajasthan, Rahi Sarnobat.

Singh’s remarkable journey continued as she elevated her standing on the international stage. At the recent International Dressage Competition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, she outshone competitors from around the world, securing an Individual Silver and two Bronze medals. This achievement not only reflects her prowess but also underscores her ability to excel against tough international competition.

The crowning moment came at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, where the President of India, Draupadi Murmu, honored Divyakriti Singh with the Arjuna Award in a dazzling ceremony. The recognition symbolized a pinnacle in the career of this equestrian dynamo.

As the second woman from Rajasthan to clinch gold at the Asian Games, Singh’s achievements extend beyond individual glory. Her journey serves as an inspiration, following in the footsteps of Rahi Sarnobat, who secured the first gold medal for the state in a challenging 25-meter air pistol event.

In the dynamic world of equestrian sports, Divyakriti Singh stands as a beacon of success, breaking barriers and paving the way for future generations of Indian women athletes. Her story is not just about personal triumphs but also about resilience, determination, and the indomitable spirit that defines the spirit of Indian sports.

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