Sidelining all odd in her life, Deepa Malik has emerged as an all-rounder by participating in various sports activities. She sets an example for everyone out there thriving to achieve their dreams.
She is the first Indian female athlete to represent the country and even win a Paralympics medal. Deepa Malik won a silver medal in shot-put in Rio, which made her the first Indian woman to win a medal at these games.
She is an avid biker and brilliant swimmer. In 2008, she swam for 1 Km at a stretch in Yamuna river against the current for which she has 2 Limca records to her name. She received another mention in Limca Adventure Records when she became the first Paraplegic woman to cover a journey of 3278 Km from Chennai to Delhi on the bike.
She has won over 17 international medals and 58 National Gold medals in various sports events. Deepa Malik became the oldest recipient of Arjuna Award when she received the recognition at the age of 42 in 2012. She won the award for her exemplary performance in swimming events.
Deepa successfully handled a catering business for seven years. As a matter of fact, she became more liberated after the tragic turn of events. She was chiefly awarded the Swawlamban Award by the Maharashtra government for her independence.