Deepa considers swimming, backs out of 2020 Paralympics

  • | Wednesday | 17th July, 2019

Mumbai, July 16Noted para-athlete Deepa Malik, who became the first Indian woman to win a medal at the 2016 Paralympics Games, has backed out of the next Games due to injury and is instead considering taking up swimming. Throwing light on why she is keen to do swimming, Malik said she tried practising discus, but injury to her spinal cord has prevented her from going ahead. I won a bronze at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta (in discus) in my run up to prepare for 2020 (Paralympics). Swimming not at the (level) of Paralympics as such, but at the national level. “This year I want to make a personal record in sea swimming (but) not in a competitive way and (add) another milestone in my life.

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