Deepa Malik, age 45, registered a personal best throw of 4.61 m in F53 Shotput worthy of a silver medal. At the age of 6, she was diagnosed with a tumor that inhibited all functions of her spinal cord. At present, she has over 200 stitches between her shoulder blades and no physical sensation below her chest. Apart from Shotput, Deepa has also won accolades in Discus throwing, Javelin, motor sports and Swimming. Deepa is also a successful entrepreneur and currently is a member of the working committee designed by the HRD Ministry to formulate a cohesive plan on Sports Development and Physical Education in the country. At 42 years, she was the oldest ever recipient of the Arjuna award which she was awarded in 2012.