Deepa Malik has created history by winning silver medal in Women’s shotput at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
With this she becomes first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics. It is India’s 3rd medal in the ongoing Paralympics games at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Malik had won the silver medal in the shotput F-53 event with her best throw of 4.61m in her six attempts.
In the shotput F-53 event, Bahrain’s Fatema Nedham had won the gold medal with the best throw of 4.76m. Greece’s Dimitra Korokida had won the bronze medal with a throw of 4.28m.
About Deepa Malik
- Deepa Malik was born in Sonipat, Haryana.
- She is associated with Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) and Himalayan Motorsports Association (HMA).
- She has completed 8 day, 1700-km drive in sub-zero temperatures which included a climb to 18000 feet covering many difficult paths including remote Himalayas, Leh, Shimla and Jammu.
- She is a member of the working group in the formulation 12th five- year plan (2012-2017) on Sports and Physical Education.
- She was nominated on behalf of the Union Sports Ministry by the Planning Commission HRD Division.