Rio Paralympics: Sports minister congratulates Deepa Malik for wining silver

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NEW DELHI: Sports minister Vijay Goel has congratulated Deepa Malik for scripting history by winning a silver medal in shot put F-53 event at the Rio Paralympics here on Monday.

Deepa's best throw from six attempts was of 4.61m. With the win, India registered its third medal in Rio.
In his congratulatory message, Goel said continuous success of para athletes at Rio has made the country proud.




He said he has personally requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet and bless the entire Indian contingent currently participating at Paralympics once they return home after the Games.
The Sports Ministry has already announced a cash prize of Rs 75 lakhs, Rs 50 lakhs and Rs 30 lakhs respectively for gold, silver and bronze medal winners at the ongoing Paralympics.

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