Asian Para Games 2018: Deepa Malik clinches bronze medal with best effort of 9.67 metres in discus throw

Jakarta: Rio Paralympics medallist Deepa Malik bagged her second medal as he clinched a bronze in the women's F51/52/53s discus throw event at the Asian Para Games on Friday.

File image of Deepa Malik AP

File image of Deepa Malik AP

Deepa produced her best effort in her fourth attempt, a 9.67 metre to claim the third spot. Elnaz Darabian of Iran took home the gold and set a new Asian record with her best throw of 10.71m. Fatema Nedham of Bahrain won the silver with 9.87m.

The other Indian in the fray, Ekta Bhyan, who had won the gold in the women's club throw event, finished last in a four-woman field, with a best attempt of 6.52m.

In F51/52/53 category, athletes have full power and movements in their arms, but no power in their abdominal muscles and typically no sitting balance. They compete in seated positions.

Deepa had earlier won a bronze in women's F 53/54 javelin throw event.


Updated Date: Oct 12, 2018 15:25 PM

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