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Deepa Malik : First Ever Indian Woman to Win a Medal at the Paralympics

Indian 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.
•    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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