Get inspired by the story of Silver Medalist Deepa Malik
First of all, disability doesn’t mean that a person can’t do anything in his/her life. In the ongoing Rio Paralympics games, we all can see that one can do everything will hard work and determination. Deepa Malik has won a silver medal in shot put and is the first Indian woman to win a medal.
About Deepa Malik:
In 1999, Deepa Malik suffered a spinal tumor that took three surgeries. With 183 stitches to remove it, making Deepa’s body below the waist paralyzed.
Born in Bhaiswal in Haryana, Deepa had a teenage passion for motorbikes. She married in her twenties for a Kawasaki Bajaj 100cc.
About Her Triumphs:
You might think that there is not a long list of accomplishments as she sits on a wheelchair. Your thinking is wrong, Deepa Malik currently has 54 gold medals at national and 13 at international level. All the medals are not in one sport. She took part in swimming and in the javelin throw and shot put.
Deepa is the first person to acquire a license for modified rally vehicle. She received it after a consistently pursued case for about 19 months. Deepa is a LIMCA World Record holder and she has almost 4 records in her name. She had completed a journey of 1,700 km in sub-zero temperatures. She did this in approx. eight days at an altitude of 18,000 feet.
Deepa is an entrepreneur along with being an athlete and owns a catering service. The service has expanded and is now a garden restaurant meeting the needs of 250 people daily. Every person doesn’t has the spirits or the confidence like Deepa Malik.
She is currently representing India in Rio de Janeiro at Rio Paralympics Games contesting for the shot put event. Deepa Malik is the living example. She tells that one should stop chasing their dreams. One should give all in the process to turn them into reality.
Our support is there for her in the ongoing Para-olympics games..