Rio Paralympics: Deepa Malik becomes 1st Indian woman to bag a medal
New Delhi : Another woman made the country proud by bagging as silver medal at the Paralympics.
45-year-old wheelchair-bound Deepa Malik from Gurgaon made history as she became the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics. Her throw of 4.61m won her a silver in the shot put event.
While Bahrain's Fatema Nedham won the gold medal with a throw of 4.76m and Dimitra Korokida of Greece bagged bronze with a throw of 4.28m.
# Deepa Malik from Gurgaon became the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics.
# Deepa will receive a cash award of Rs 4 crore for winning silver medal under Haryana Sports Scheme.
# Apart from shotput, Deepa has also participated in javelin throw, swimming.
# Deepa has also won medals in swimming at several international competitions.
# The 45-year-old holds the Asian record in javelin throw, and also has World Championships silver medals in shot put and discus in 2011.
# This is India's third medal of the Games after gold and bronze were won by Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati in men’s high jump.