Twitterati hail Deepa Malik for silver win

Many celebrities and politicans took to twitter to congratulate Deepa Malik after she won a silver medal in Shotput at the Rio Paralympics here today.

Deepa Malik won silver with a throw of 4.61m at the Rio Paralympics.   -  Rajeev Bhatt

Sports Minister Vijay Goel has Congratulated Deepa Malik for scripting history by winning a silver medal in shotput F-53 event at the Rio Paralympics here today.

Deepa’s best throw from six attempts was of 4.61m. With the win, India’s registered its third medal from the Rio Paralympics.

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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted to Deepa Malik.

Rahul Gandhi also used twitter to congratulate Deepa on her achievement.

Other athletes like Sachin Tendulkar and Abhinav Bindra too used the social networking site to send their compliments for Deepa Malik.

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