Deepa Malik becomes first Indian woman to win medal at Paralympics 2016

Posted on:13 Sep 2016 09:10:35
Deepa Malik becomes first Indian woman to win medal at Paralympics 2016
13 September 2016 Current Affairs: Indian athlete Deepa Malik became the first Indian woman to bag a medal at the Paralympics on 12 September 2016.

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.

Fatema Nedham of Bahrain won the gold medal with the best throw of 4.76m. Greece’s Dimitra Korokida bagged the bronze medal with a throw of 4.28m.

Deepa Malik : 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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