Paralympian Deepa Makes History

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India’s Deepa Malik has created history by becoming the first-ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympics when she bagged a silver in the shotput F-53 event. Deepa’s best throw of 4.61m from her six attempts was enough to clinch the silver medal.India, thus, now have secured three medal from the Rio Paralympics. Bahrain’s Fatema Nedham won the gold medal with a best throw of 4.76m, while Dimitra Korokida of Greece bagged the bronze medal with a throw of 4.28m.
Deepa is a paraplegic, paralysed from waist down and mother of two and wife of an Army officer. Life took a twist when a spinal tumour made walking impossible for her 17 years ago.