Gurgaon: "When I win an award, it's never my decoration – it's India's award," Deepa Malik had gladly told, recently before traveling to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Paralympics. Two weeks on, this wonderful woman's inspiring biography has been given an excellent coda. Malik headed out to Rio hoping to satisfy a fantasy of taking an interest in the Paralympics.
She flew back having understood another fantasy, that of turning into a medalist. The 46-year-old turned into the primary Indian lady to win any award at this four-yearly assembling for competitors with handicaps. She is likewise, now, the most seasoned decoration champ ever, a tribute to her unyielding soul. Malik is still excited to bits about her silver award winning background in Rio, where she tossed an individual best of 4.61 meters in the ladies' shot-put last.
"It was certainly intense on the grounds that when I entered the opposition, I was put seventh out of the seven competitors – what else would you be able to call extreme!" she told amidst handling salutary calls. What's more, she's confident that India's empowering show at the Games will prompt more backing for in an unexpected way abled competitors in the nation. Two golds, a silver and a bronze made for an amazing return for a nation that handled just 19 members.
"We barely passed up a major opportunity for four decorations, so it could without much of a stretch have been eight," said Malik, alluding to the three fourth-put completes, and the awful non-appearance of Sundar Singh Gurjar in lance. Malik rushed to credit the "great authority" and "capable direction" of Rao Inderjit Singh, president of the Paralympic Committee of India, for the enhanced appearing. "In its comprehensive treatment of the competitors, the administration has demonstrated us regard.
"The PCI has done its employment proficiently, and with backing and help like this we can do well later on as well." Nothing, however, could have arranged Malik for the love and friendship she has gotten over the previous week, in Rio and back home. "When I won the silver, my little girl let me know, 'Mother, do you know you're inclining? There was a surge of tweets – the PM and President were tweeting, as were performers and sportspersons. "Furthermore, there was such a free for all at the airplane terminal. It was a festival, and I felt so overpowered." Gritty Deepa Malik is currently a good example for our times.