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Deepa Malik: Defying the odds and reshaping perceptions

Deepa shares a list of common misconceptions and stereotypes that exist about differently-abled individuals Photograph: (WION)

WION New Delhi, India Oct 06, 2016, 08.17 AM (IST) WION Edge

Deepa Malik is the first female Indian athlete ever to win a medal at the Paralympic Games. She bagged a Silver medal in this year’s shot put event.

In 1999, a spinal tumour left Deepa confined to a wheelchair. However, she did not let the condition stop her from pursuing her passion for adventure sports.

Now, a successful entrepreneur, an award-winning athlete and a record-breaking swimmer, she is a true fighter and an inspiration.

In this special segment of Konversations, Deepa talks to us about the common misconceptions and stereotypes that exist about differently-abled individuals.
 

 

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