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Rio Olympics 2016 - 13. September 2016.

Shot putter Deepa Malik becomes first Indian woman to win a Paralympic Games medal

Paralysed from the waist down after spinal operations, Malik has also competed successfully in swimming and motor sports

Deepa Malik became the first Indian woman to win a Paralympic Games medal, when the shot putter won silver in the F53 final at the Olympic Stadium on Monday (12 September) in Rio de Janeiro.

"I am absolutely thrilled, I am so happy that I can give this to my country," said Malik, who won national and international medals in swimming,before switching to athletics in 2009.


No Indian woman had ever won a Paralympic medal before 45-year-old Deepa Malik in Rio on Monday (12 September) (Photo: Twitter/Dept of Sports MYAS)

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