Deepa Malik Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki ProfessionIndian Para-Athlete Athletics Event(s)Shot Put, Javelin Throw, and Discus Throw Medals Won• IWAS World Games (2009): Bronze medal in Shot Put • Para-Asian Games China (Dec 2010): Bronze Medal • IPC World Athletics Championship (Jan 2011): Silver Medal • IWAS World Games Sharjah (Dec 2011): Two Bronze Medals • Incheon Asian Para Games (2014): Silver medal in women’s 53–54 Javelin throw • Paralympic Games, Rio (2016): Silver Medal in Shot Put • Asian Para Games, Jakarta (2018): 2 Bronze Medals (1 Bronze F53/F54 Category in Javelin Throw, 1 Bronze F51/52/53 Category in Discus Throw)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Deepa Malik
Deepa Malik is a well-known para-athlete of India. She is the Khel Ratna, Padma Shri, and an Arjuna Awardee.
She was born like a normal child, but at the age of 5, she was diagnosed with spine tumour; which was treated for three years.
Deepa Malik with Her Brother
In the year 1999, she was again diagnosed with a spinal tumour and then walking became impossible for her. The spinal tumour was operated by conducting 3 surgeries and 183 stitches. This made her lower body paralysed.
When she was 36 years old, she decided to pursue a career in sports.
She has participated in various adventure sports and has won accolades for those.
Deepa is an enthusiastic motor-biker and has covered 1700 km drive in 8-days and that too in sub-zero temperatures.
Deepa Malik in a Motorcycle Rally
GoSports Foundation supports her through their Para Champions Program.
She became the first physically disabled person in India to receive an official rally license from the Federation Motor Sports Club of India (FMSCI).
In 2008, she swam against the current in the river Yamuna (1 km), for which she was registered in the Limca Book of Records.
Deepa was a member of the working group in the formulation of the 12th five-year plan (2012-2017) on Physical Education & Sports.
Later, she became the brand ambassador for NMDC ‘Clean India’ or ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.’
Deepa Malik in an Event of Clean India
As per the sources, a biopic will be made on the life of Deepa Malik. India Today
In 2016’s Paralympic Games, she won a silver medal in the shot put.
In the Asian Para Games 2018, she became the only Indian women to win medals in 3 consecutive Asian Para Games (2010, 2014, 2018).
On 25 March 2019, she joined the Indian Political Party- BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party).
Deepa Malik’s Post on Joining BJP
In 2019, Deepa Malik and Para-Badminton athlete, Manasi Joshi, appeared in the ‘Karamveer’ episode (11 October 2019) of Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 (2019).
Watch the #KaramveerEpisode tomorrow at 9 PM only on @sonytvofficial #repost @sonytvofficial ・・・ Come celebrate the 77th birthday of the ever gracious and charming host, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan on #KBC11 this friday, 11th oct at 9 Pm. @amitabhbachchan
A post shared by Deepa Malik (@deepa_paralympian) on Oct 10, 2019 at 12:21am PDT
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