Deepa Malik emerged as a first Indian Woman to win a medal at Paralympics. She bagged a Silver medal in the Shot-put F-53 event with a throw of 4.61m at the Paralympics in Rio. With this win, India's medal tally at Rip Paralympics reached three. While Bahrain's Fatema Nedham bagged gold meal with a throw of 4.76m, Greece's Dimitra Krokida managed bronze with a throw of 4.28m.
Notably, Deepa Malik is paralyzed from waist down. She is also a wife of Army Officer and Mother of Two. She was diagnosed with Spinal Tumor and leading the life of a paraplegic since 17 years. 31 Surgeries have been performed and finally she was healed after 183 stitches from waist to legs. A cash award of Rs 4 crore will be offered to Deepa Malik under Haryana Sports Scheme for the remarkable achievement. Some of the Prominent personalities congratulated the champion.
Sachin: 'Many Congratulations @Deepa Athlete for your phenomenal performance at the #paralympics.. Here's to many more victories!'.
Varun Tej: 'Great going!..Go team India!! Proud moment!!'
Rakul Preet Singh: 'And yet another woman makes us proud. Congratulations #deepamalik for being d first Indian woman Paralympic medalist #silver. More power 2 u'.
Sai Dharam Tej: ''Thank you @ Deepa Athlete for inspiring a lot of people to never give up #silver'.