Athlete Deepa Malik Becomes The First Indian Woman To Bag A Medal At Paralympics

The Logical Indian

September 13th, 2016 / 12:58 PM

Image Courtesy: Deepa MalikDevika MalikIndia today

Indian athlete Deepa Malik created history on Monday by becoming the first ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympics. She clinched a silver medal in the shot put F-53 event in Rio de Janeiro.

Her throw of 4.61m was the best in her six attempts. This is India’s third medal in the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Her feat has earned her cash awards worth Rs 4 crore under the Haryana Sports Scheme for winning the medal.


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Fatema Nedham of Bahrain won the gold medal with the best throw of 4.76m while Dimitra Korokida of Greece bagged the bronze medal with a throw of 4.28m.


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Deepa is a paraplegic and paralysed from waist down. She is also a mother of two and wife of an Army officer. At the age of 17, Deepa suffered from a spinal tumour that made walking impossible for her. She had to undergo 31 surgeries which were healed after 183 stitches between her waist and legs.


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Besides shot put, Deepa has participated in javelin throw, swimming and has also been a motivational speaker. She has also won medals in swimming at international competitions. She holds the Asian record in the javelin throw and also has World Championships silver medals in shot put and discus in 2011. She is also the first Indian woman to participate at the Paralympics.


The Logical Indian community congratulates Deepa for her outstanding feat and is proud of her achievement. We wish her all the best for many more laurels she is going to brought for India.


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