Age: 34 Years
Marital Status: Married
|Famous Role||Creating history after winning the semifinal team events of Lawn Bowl during the Commonwealth Games held at Birmingham, England in 2022|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 154 cm
in meters– 1.54 m
in feet & inches– 5’
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
|National Coach||Madhukant Pathak|
|Date of Birth||21 September 1988 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||34 Years|
|Birthplace||Village, Tengabari, Golaghat, Assam|
|Hometown||Village, Tengabari, Golaghat, Assam|
|College/University||Golaghat Commerce College, India|
|Educational Qualification||Graduation from Golaghat Commerce College, India|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||12 May 2013|
|Husband/Spouse||Bhaskar Jyoti Gohain (a local businessman in Barpathar)|
|Children||She has a daughter.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Nayamoni Saikia
- Nayamoni Saikia is an Indian Lawn Bowler athlete. She is ranked 14th in women’s triples and fourth in women’s fours in Lawn Bowling in India. In 2022, she represented India in Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, England and her team created history by reaching the semifinals of Lawn Bowl matches on 1 August 2022.
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— The Bridge (@the_bridge_in) August 1, 2022
- In 2001, Nayanmoni Saikia was selected for weightlifting sport through a talent hunt and became a part of the SAI Golaghat centre. Ajay Chetia, a weightlifting promoter in Assam, stated in a media conversation that Lawn Bowls changed the life of Nayanmoni after she represented Assam and India many times after 2007. He said,
Lawn Bowls was unheard of in this state before 2007. When Nayanmoni saw the sport then, it changed her life. She took up the sport that year itself and since then has represented both Assam and India many times.”
- In 2011, Nayanmoni Saikia won a gold medal in the National Games in individual and team events. In 2012, she clinched a gold medal at the Asian Lawn Bowls Championship in the girls under-25 section.
Nayanmoni Saikia after winning a gold medal and trophy in Lawn Bowls in 2012
- In 2014 and 2018, Nayanmoni Saikia represented the country in the Commonwealth Games. In 2014, during the Commonwealth Games organised in Glasgow, SCO, she participated in the Women’s Singles and Women’s Triples Lawn Bowls Championships and was ranked in 3rd Pool in both events.
- Nayanmoni was appointed as a Forest Officer in Assam soon after she opted for lawn bowls after injuries halted her weightlifting career.
Nayanmoni Saikia in forest officer uniform
- Nayanmoni Saikia was born and brought up in a farmer’s family in Assam. In 2007, she shifted to lawn bowls and participated in the National Games, which were held in Assam.
- In 2015, Nayanmoni Saikia won a gold medal in the National Lawn Bowling championships held in Kerala, India.
Nayanmoni Saikia after winning a medal in National Games in 2015
- In 2020, Nayanmoni Saikia received cash rewards after winning a medal in the South Asian Games.
Nayanmoni Saikia after winning a medal in South Asian Games in 2020
- According to her husband, Nayanmoni Saikia injured her leg at a weightlifting event. In a media conversation, he stated that the incident kept her weightlifting performance deteriorating till she found lawn bowls, which became her passion later. He said,
Nayanmoni was a very dedicated weightlifter earlier, her whole life revolved around sports. But a leg injury meant that her performance kept deteriorating till she found lawn bowls. That became her passion after that. She has faced many challenges in her life, but she never sacrificed the game.”
Nayanmoni Saikia in 2015
- In 2020, Nayanmoni Saikia won the third Khelo India Youth Games organised in Guwahati, Assam.
Nayanmoni Saikia after winning an accolade in Khelo India Youth Games in 2020
- In 2022, during the commonwealth games in England, Nayanmoni Saikia, along with her three teammates, Lovely Choubey, Pinki Singh, and Rupa Rani Tirkey, created history after entering the final match of the event on 1 August 2022. They defeated New Zealand in the semifinal match of Lawn Bowl and entered the final.
Lawn Bowl team after reaching the semifinals of CWG 2022
- According to her husband, Nayanmoni Saikia’s mother-in-law was also a national-level sportsperson, and her family always supports her to participate in Lawn Bowl competitions.
- Nayanmoni Saikia remains very active on Facebook. She often posts her pictures and videos on social media.
- Nayanmoni Saikia is a compassionate animal lover. She has a pet dog. She frequently shares pictures of her pet dog on social media.
Nayanmoni Saikia with her pet god and daughter