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Ace Para Athlete Deepa Malik Announces Retirement, Says Time To Serve Parasports, Support Others To Achieve

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Strictly adhering to the guidelines National Sports Code guidelines, Para-athlete Deepa Malik has announced her retirement to hold her post as the president of the Paralympic Committee of India.

Deepa Malik has been a flag bearer for para-sports in the country and she was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna on August 29 last year and as a result, she became the first Indian woman para-athlete to be conferred with the accolade.

Deepa Malik later tweeted the reason for her decision , “For election purpose had already submitted a letter to PCI long back, awaited decisions of Highcourt to validate new committee n now for affiliation with MYAS making a public declaration of retirement from active sports. Time to serve parasports and support others to achieve”.

She is the first Indian woman to earn a medal at the Paralympic Games and has won 58 national and 23 international medals. Malik is also a recipient of the Padma Shri and Arjuna Award.

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