Deepa Malik, a 45-year-old wheelchair-bound junkie creates history after winning a silver medal at the Paralympics. She becomes the first Indian women who win a medal with a throw of 4.61 m in the shot put F-53 event. This girl who made India proud in Paralympics belongs to Gurgaon, Haryana. With Deepa’s Silver medal, India has gained a total of three medals in Rio Paralympics. Bahrain’s Fatema Nedham, who was the winner of gold medal throw within a range of 4.76 m. On the other hand, Dimitra Korokida of Greece successfully captures the bronze medal with an amazing throw of 4.28 m.
Silver medal winner, Deepa Malik stated to a news agency IANS just after her win, “She is willing to use her silver medal for supporting all women with disabilities in our country. Her journey to this win was wonderful for her and her family. She was full of proud to be the oldest athlete in the team who win a medal for the country.”
Malik’s daughter told media representatives, “This was the best performance of her mother in Paralympics”, just after the news come out, she further added, “She haven’t spoke to her mother after her victory, but she was proud of her mother.”