Competing in her very first Paralympics, Deepa produced a stunning display to claim Silver medal in Women’s Shot Put F53 with a personal best throw of 4.61m. World No. 1 Fatema Nedham from Bahrain claimed Gold with an effort of 4.76m while Dimitra Korokida of Greece took home the bronze with 4.28m.
A mother of two and the wife of an army officer, Deepa was diagnosed with spinal tumour which confined her to a wheelchair in her early thirties. But despite her life changing experience, Deepa saw sport as a medium to channel her energies and how. Apart from competing in Shot Put and Javelin Throw, Deepa is also a passionate biker and a motivational speaker. A true inspiration for differently-abled women across the country.