Deepa Malik created history on Monday by becoming the first India woman win a Paralympics medal when she bagged a silver in the shotput F-53 event at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, with a personal best throw of 4.61 metres.
After her historic feat, India came together to shower praise on the wheelchair-bound athlete, from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sporting icons Sachin Tendulkar and Abhinav Bindra.
Another silver medal for India.... Deepa Malik. Its strange we had Sakshi Malik and Deepa karmakar, now v have a new champ, Deepa Malik! — Heena sidhu (@HeenaSidhu10) September 12, 2016
Under cash award scheme of Sports Ministry, Deepa Malik will get 50 lakh rupees. Congratulations. — Dept of Sports MYAS (@IndiaSports) September 12, 2016
— ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) September 13, 2016
First Published On : Sep 13, 2016 13:50 IST