India's Deepa Malik today created history by becoming the first-ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympics when she bagged a silver in the shotput F-53 event in Rio.
Deepa's best throw of 4.61m from her six attempts was enough to clinch the silver medal.
Deepa is a paraplegic, paralysed from waist down and mother of two. Life took a twist when a spinal tumour made walking impossible for her 17 years ago.
The spinal tumour had to be operated and 31 surgeries were conducted on Deepa which was healed after 183 stitches between her waist and legs.
Here are the best Twitter reactions to her achievement
The likes of Army wife Deepa Malik who won silver in Rio Paralympics are a shining example of courage and "never say die" spirit.#DeepaMalik— Kanwar Sandhu (@SandhuKanwar) September 13, 2016
T 2377 -#DeepaMalik .. you made all India proud by winning the Silver at the ParaOlympics .. Such an emotion to see the Tiranga go up !— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 12, 2016
Sharing my thank you note with my Country... Thank you all https://t.co/I7BYnF9DB1— Deepa Malik (@DeepaAthlete) September 13, 2016
I consider it a great privilege and honour that my book, The Superstar Syndrome, was launched by a true champion, #DeepaMalik 3 years ago.— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) September 12, 2016