Deepa Malik First Indian Woman To Win A Medal At Paralympics


Deepa Malik First Indian Woman To Win A Medal At Paralympics

Yes, India’s Deepa Malik on Monday created history in Paralympics by becoming the first-ever woman from our country (India) to win a medal at the Paralympics. Deepa Malik, mother of two has bagged a silver in the shotput F-53 event in Rio, with her best throw of 4.61m. 45-year-old wife (Deepa) of an army officer is a paraplegic, she is paralysed from waist down, as a result of a spinal tumour. That made walking impossible for her 17 years ago. She had to undergo 31 surgeries between her waist and legs. But that never stopped her from becoming who she is now, a paralympic medalist.

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Deepa Malik who is a motivational speaker, also participated in javelin throw and swimming. Reports The Times Of India.

The 45-year-old athlete from Haryana’s Sonipat district who received The Arjuna award in 2012, is India’s third medal winner of the Paralympics games after Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati who won gold and bronze medals.

Deepa will receive a cash award of Rs 4 crore under Haryana Sports Scheme and will also receive a cash award of Rs 50 lakh as announced by the Sports Ministry of India. Deepa has thanked her family and friends for keeping faith in her. Several eminent people are wishing Deepa on her feat, including present Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, who said, “Well done @DeepaAthlete! Your silver at the #Paralympics makes the nation very proud. Congratulations. #Rio2016″

Below are some more wishes that Deepa received

This was Deepa’s 11th overall Indian Medal, despite the fact she is bound to a wheel chair, she did not lose hope. Team Fantoosy wishes Deepa Malik on her road to bigger success.