Deepa Malik is an Indian athlete. She is a paraplegic. She has won numerous 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.).
Early Life of Deepa Malik
Deepa Malik was born on 30th September in the year 1970.
Career of Deepa Malik
Deepa Malik has done 8 day, 1700-km drive in minus degree temperatures. Even on an altitude of 18000 feet with oxygen shortage, she was able to sustain it all. It was - Raid De Himalaya. This journey covers many difficult paths including remote Himalayan Mountain Range, Leh District, Shimla and Jammu and Kashmir.
Other Works of Deepa Malik
Deepa Malik is currently 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 Sports Ministry.
Awards Received by Deepa Malik
Deepa Malik received many awards and accolades for her participation. Some of the prestigious awards are:
PC Athletics World Championship, Doha 2015 | Diploma (5th Position) - (Shotput)
IPC Oceania Asian Championship, Dubai March 2016 | 1 Gold (Jav), 1 Silver (Shotput)
Won Incheon Asian Para Games 2014 - Silver medal in women’s 53-54 Javelin with a new Asian Record and has now qualified to be at IPC World Athletics Championship Doha 2015 to be held in Oct 2015
IPC 2nd China Open Athletics Championship Beijing 10-17 April 2014- Shot put F53-55 Gold
German open athletics championship Berlin 2013 - IPC Qualification event - Only women from India to earn qualification for IPC world athletics championship Lyon 2013
IPC World Athletics Championship , Lyon 2013 - Diploma Position
First Malaysian Open Athletics Championship April 2012 - Two Gold Medals - (Javelin & Discus) - New Official Asian Record In Javelin F-53 Women - Felicitated by Milkha Singh and P.T.Usha .
IWAS World Games Sharjah Dec-2011- Two Bronze Medals - Two New Asian Records
IPC World Athletics Championship Christchurch Jan 2011 - Silver Medal
IPC World Athletics Championship New Zealand 2011 - Only women para-athlete to qualify for the same Common Wealth Games 2010 - Diploma Position - Shot Put
Para-Asian Games China Dec 2010 - Bronze Medal - First Ever Medal Won By A Woman Athlete at Asian Games
CP Sports Nottingham England Sep 2010 - Three Gold Medals - Shot-put, Discuss, Javelin
IWAS World Games, India 2009- Shotput- Bronze Medal
World Open Swimming Championship- Berlin 2008 - 10th Position S-5 Swimming Backstroke
IWAS World Games Taiwan- 2007 - Diploma Position - Javelin F53 Women
FESPIC Games Kuala Lumpur 2006 - 2ND Position S-5 Swimming Backstroke
Qualified B Level - Javelin Throw F-53 For Beijing Olympics 2008 - Felicitated By Kapil Dev
National and State level medals : 47 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze
International medals- 13
Knack of Deepa Malik
Deepa Malik has the knack of driving sports vehicles. For this she was the first person ever to receive a license for invalid (modified) rally vehicle, a case she consistently pursued for 19 months in Maharashtra. She is also the first physically challenged individual in the country to receive an official rally license from Federation Motor Sports Club of India (FMSCI). She also became a navigator and driver in the toughest car rallies of the country- Raid-de-Himalaya 2009 and Desert Storm 2010. She has the unique honour of being the part of the grid and national anthem ceremony at the flag-off of Formula-1 race at Buddh international circuit, 2013. Her aim of joining motor sports is to spread awareness towards the fact that physically challenged individuals can obtain an official license and attain independence and self-reliance through driving. Deepa Malik has undertaken numerous rallies to promote this cause.
Personal Life of Deepa Malik
Deepa Malik is wife of a veteran cavalier Colonel Bikram Singh and daughter of a veteran Infantry Colonel BK Nagpal. She is mother of two adult daughters- Devika and Ambika. She is currently being supported by the GoSports Foundation through the Para Champions Programme.
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