Current Affairs: Deepa Malik wins Silver Medal in Shotput at Rio Paralympics

Deepa Malik - First Indian Woman to Win a Medal in Paralympic Games

Women's shotput at Rio Paralympics 2016
  • Deepa Malik has created history by winning silver medal in Women's shotput at Rio Paralympics 2016. 
  • It is the first Medal by an Indian Woman in Paralympics games. It is India's 3rd medal in the ongoing games at Rio, Brazil.
About Deepa Malik 
  • Deepa Malik is an Indian athlete. She is the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games and won a Silver medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Shot put. She has won accolades for her participation in various adventure sports. 
  • 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. It was - Raid De Himalaya. This journey covers many difficult paths including remote Himalayas, Leh, Shimla and Jammu.
  • Deepa is the wife of a veteran cavalier Colonel Bikram Singh and daughter of a veteran Infantry Colonel BK Nagpal. She is the mother of two adult daughters- Devika and Ambika. She is currently being supported by the GoSports Foundation through the 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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