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Deepa Malik Athletics

Deepa Malik Athletics

Deepa Malik (born 30 September 1970) is an Indian athlete. She is the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games and won a Silver medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in the shot put. She has won accolades for her participation in various adventure sports. She is associated with Himalayan Motorsports Association (H.M.A.) and Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (F.M.S.C.I.). She has undertaken an 8 day, 1700-km drive in sub-zero temperatures which included a climb to 18000 feet. It was - Raid De Himalaya. This journey covers many difficult paths including remote Himalayas, Leh, Shimla and Jammu.

Malik is the wife of a veteran cavalier Colonel Bikram Singh and daughter of a veteran Infantry Colonel BK Nagpal. She is the mother of two adult daughters- Devika and Ambika. She is currently being supported by the GoSports Foundation through the their Para Champions Programme.

She is a member of the working group in the formulation 12th five- year plan { 2012-2017 } on Sports and Physical Education as nominated by the Planning Commission HRD Division on behalf of the Sports Ministry.