Para Athlete

World Para Athletics Grand Prix: Deepa Malik clinches gold in javelin event

09 Apr, 2019

Deepa Malik continued her good form as she won gold in the F53/54 Javelin event at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai on Thursday.

With that she qualified for the 2018 Asian Para Games to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from October 8-16. She also secured the No. 1 rank in Asia in F53 Javelin category.

Earlier, the Indian para-athlete, top-scored in the discus throw Asia Ranking 53 category and secured second place in the Asian Games combined category event 51/52/53 on Day Two of the World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2018 in Dubai.

After throwing her career-best 8.01 meters, Malik also qualified for the Asian Para Games 2018 to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia in October.

Malik won a silver medal in the shot put at 2016 Paralympic Games, to become the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics.

She has been honoured with the Arjuna award in 2012 and has also been conferred the prestigious Padma Shri award in 2017 for her achievements.

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