Para-athlete Deepa Malik eyes podium at Asiad

Dec 06, 2017, 13:57 IST | PTI

Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik is eyeing a podium finish at the 2018 Asian Games at Jakarta. Malik won a silver medal in the women's shot put event at the Paralympics. She was the first Indian woman athlete to win a medal at the Paralym

Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik is eyeing a podium finish at the 2018 Asian Games at Jakarta. Malik won a silver medal in the women's shot put event at the Paralympics. She was the first Indian woman athlete to win a medal at the Paralympics. "I was chosen in the Target Olympic Podium scheme. Now it is my duty to take training. I am doing that. I am hopeful of winning a medal for the country in the 2018 Asian Games," Malik said.

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According to her, she holds the Asian record and her Asian ranking was number one. "I need your all prayers… my health should be ok. I am a case of tumor. I suffer from repetitive tumor. It is my duty to work hard and stay healthy," she added.

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