Deepa Malik becomes first Indian woman to win medal at Paralympics

Sep 13, 2016 08:10 IST

Deepa MalikIndian athlete Deepa Malik on 12 September 2016 became the first Indian woman to bag a medal at the Paralympics.

Malik clinched a silver medal in the shotput F-53 event. Her throw of 4.61m was the best in her six attempts.

With the win, she confirmed India’s third medal from the Rio Paralympics.

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

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About Deepa Malik

Deepa Malik is an Indian athlete born in Sonipat.

She is associated with Himalayan Motorsports Association (H.M.A.) and Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (F.M.S.C.I.).

She has done an 8 day, 1700-km drive in sub-zero temperatures which included a climb to 18000 feet.

She is currently being supported by the GoSports Foundation through their Para Champions Programme.

She is a member of the working group in the formulation 12th five- year plan (2012-2017) on Sports and Physical Education as nominated by the Planning Commission HRD Division on behalf of the Sports Ministry.

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