Rio Paralympics: Deepa Malik clinches Silver medal in shot put


Deepa Malik , the first indian woman who wins a silver medal in the women’s shotput F53 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics Games.

Deepa clinches the silver with a personal best throw of 4.61 metres.

Fatema Nedham of Bahrain won the gold medal with a throw of 4.76m while Dimitra Korokida of Greece bagged the bronze with an attempt of 4.28m which was her best effort this season.

After winning silver, deepa said that called it a “proud moment” for her and the family”

“I want to use this medal to support women with disabilities in India. This journey has been wonderful for me and my entire family, I am proud to be the oldest athlete in the team and win a medal,” Deepa added

Deepa also became the first Indian female medallist in the history of the Paralympic Games. India, who made their Paralympic Games debut in 1968, have bagged an overall total of 11 medals including three gold, four silver and an equal number of bronze medals.

Wefornews bureau

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