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Deepa Malik overcame a spinal tumour to delivers Paralympics Silver medal

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    Deepa Malik gestures as she competes in the women's final shot put

    Deepa has never been daunted by adversity. When told as a 26-year-old that her choice was between paralysis and death, anyone else would have had a meltdown.

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    Deepa Malik competes to win the silver in the women's final shot put

    A budding sportswoman and cricketer for Rajasthan despite suffering paralytic shocks since the age of eight, Deepa, however, faced the impossibility of life head-on.

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    Then it became the shot put, the event that has given her Paralympic glory in Rio

    Seven broken vertebrae and frequent MRI scans in the absence of titanium plates could not stop her from taking to throwing the javelin in 2006

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