A glimpse into what makes this Padma Shri & Arjuna awardee, a cut above the rest
"Deepa Malik has become the 1st Indian Woman ever to win a medal at Paralympic Games. She has won a Silver Medal in Shotput F53 category with lifetime personal best performance of 4.61 mtrs."
Padma Shri & Arjuna Award Winner Ms. Deepa Malik is India's first female para-athlete to win a medal at the Paralympics (Rio, 2016). Having started her sports career at the age of 36, this paraplegic woman (chest below paralyzed) has cut down all social norms to swim through every tide.
The First ever sportswoman, First paraplegic Indian woman biker, swimmer, car rallyist, entrepreneur, social activist, motivational speaker, member BJP; this all rounder is a winner in every right!
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In every arena of life - be it as a athlete, as an entrepreneur or as a social activist - I have strived to serve the tricolour.
I will continue to devote myself to the people with the same zeal and energy. It has been an honour and a privilege to serve and represent India and I would love to continue doing that.