Para Athlete

Deepa Malik Para Athlete

06 Apr, 2019

Deepa Malik has created history by becoming the first ever Indian female Para athlete to win an Asian Games medal in athletics as well as the first ever female World Championship medal. She is also India's first ever female Paralympic Medallist across any sport. She has created history by becoming the only Indian woman athlete ever to win medals at 3 successive Asian Games and retain the Asian Record in Javelin throw throughout the years. She also holds a world record in open river swimming for swimming across the Yamuna River for 1km against the current. She is the first Indian to receive the International Women’s Day Recognition from the International Paralympic Committee (awarded each year to one woman from all over the world), for her contribution to advancing disability sports for women in India.

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