Deepa Malik turns into the main Indian lady competitor to win a decoration at the Paralympic Games. She secured a silver in the ladies’ shot put with a toss of 4.61 m. With this win, India’s total at the Rio Paralympics is four medals.
Deepa, a 45-year-old wheelchair bound lady from Gurgaon, has been deadened starting from the waist after a spinal tumor in 1999, trailed by three surgeries and 183 lines. Addressing IANS post her epic win, she said:
Deepa is the first Indian lady at the Paralympics. Not only that, she defeated all obstacles and turned into the primary paraplegic lady on the planet to ride a quad bicycle crosswise over nine high-height goes in nine days on Ladakh’s engine capable streets furthermore partaken in a Chennai-Delhi (3,278km) skillet India drive by paraplegic ladies.
She additionally swam the Yamuna for a kilometer upstream and was congratulated with the Arjuna grant. She has 17 universal awards, 58 National gold Medals furthermore holds the Asian record in lance toss. Notwithstanding that, she has won the World Championship silver Medal in the shot put and disk in 2011.
She is definitely an inspiration. hats off to you, Deepa!