New Delhi: India's Deepa Malik created history in Rio de Janeiro by becoming the first-ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympic Games.
She bagged a silver in the shotput F-53 event with a best throw of 4.61m from her six attempts.
Deepa is a paraplegic, paralysed from waist down and mother of two and wife of an Army officer. A spinal tumour made walking impossible for her 17 years ago.
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Deepa will receive a cash award of Rs 4 crore under Haryana Sports Scheme for her feat.