India’s Deepa Malik won a silver medal at the Rio Paralympics in the women’s shot put - F53 event on Monday with a personal best throw of 4.61 m.
Malik became the first Indian woman to win a medal in the Paralympic history.
Despite being paralysed down the chest, Deepa has excelled in many sports winning numerous national and international medals.
Other medallists in the event were Bahrain’s Nadham Faterna (gold) and Greece’s Korokida Dimitra (bronze).
Abhinav Bindra ✔ @abhinav_Bindra
Many many congratulations @deepaAthlete You are an inspiration to india ! Congrats also to @GoSportsVoices
9:04 PM - 12 Sep 2016
Vijay Goel ✔ @vijayGoelBJP
Congrats to @deepaAthlete as she becomes #India's first ever female #Paralympics medallist, wins silver in Women's F-53 Shot Put final.
9:02 PM - 12 Sep 2016
Narendra Modi ✔ @narendramodi
Well done @deepaAthlete! Your silver at the #Paralympics makes the nation very proud. Congratulations. #Rio2016
9:05 PM - 12 Sep 2016
This is India’s third medal in the Rio games.
Earlier, Tamil Nadu’s Mariyappan scripted history at Rio Paralympics by winning a gold medal in high jump while Varun Singh Bhati secured a bronze in the T-42 event.
A total of 19 Indian athletes feature in 10 disciplines at the Games.