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Bronze for Deepa Malik at Asian Para Games

Press Trust of India  |  Jakarta 

Rio Paralympics medallist bagged her second medal as he clinched a bronze in the women's F51/52/53s discus throw event at the Asian Para Games here Friday.

Deepa produced her best effort in her fourth attempt, a 9.67 metre to claim the third spot. of took home the gold and set a new Asian record with her best throw of 10.71m. Fatema Nedham of won the silver with 9.87m.

The other Indian in the fray, Ekta Bhyan, who had won the gold in the women's club throw event, finished last in a four-woman field, with a best attempt of 6.52m.

In F51/52/53 category, athletes have full power and movements in their arms, but no power in their abdominal muscles and typically no sitting balance. They compete in seated positions.

Deepa had earlier won a bronze in women's F 53/54 javelin throw event.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 14:45 IST
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