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Deepa Malik bagged a silver medal in the Women's Shot Put - F53 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics Games.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 12, 2016 9:51 pm
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Deepa Malik scripts history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a Paralympic medal on Monday. Arjuna awardee bagged a silver medal in the shotput F-53 event. With the win, she confirmed Indiaโ€™s third medal from the Rio Paralympics, with Mariyappan Thangavelu winning the gold in the men’s high jump T-42 event while Varun Bhati bagged bronze in the same .

Deepa threw her personal best 4.61m in her sixth and final attempt , as she finished second behind Bahrain’s Fatema Nedham, who registered 4.76m mark to win gold. Dimitra Korokida of Greece took bronze with a throw of 4.28m.

She will receive a cash award of Rs 4 crore under Haryana Sports Scheme for winning the silver medal.