‘You make us proud’: Deepa Malik’s historic Paralympics medal hailed all over India
After the historic feat by Deepa Malik, India came together to shower praise on the wheelchair-bound athlete, from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sporting icons Sachin Tendulkar and Abhinav Bindra.
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 12, 2016
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
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