Para Athlete Deepa Malik on September 12 created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics. She won silver in the shotput F-53 event.
Gold medal in the shotput F-53 event was won by Fatema Nedham of Bahrain who’s best throw was of 4.76m, while Bronze went to Dimitra Korokida of Greece with a throw of 4.28m.
Deepa is paraplegic and is paralysed from the waist down. Wife of an Army officer, she lost her ability to walk 17 years ago due to a spinal tumor.