";s:4:"text";s:3514:" Malik became the first Indian woman to bag a medal in Paralympics by clinching a silver in women's F53 shot put. Mariyappan Thangavelu won Gold medal in Men's High Jump T-42 Won the first gold for India in the 2016 Summer Paralympic games at Rio de Janeiro. You (Mariyappan and Bhati) have made us proud." See the particular article on the athlete for more details on … Deepa Malik (born 30 September 1970) is an Indian athlete. Rio Paralympics 2016 started on 7th September and are expected to continue till 18th Sept. Find the List of Participating Indian Athletes with Event Name. Read athlete biographies and follow all the competitions. Arjuna Award winner and Paralympic gold medalist Mariyappan Thangavelu desperate for stable job to sustain family ... Sportskeeda's Indian Sportsperson of the Year 2016 - No. The first name who is undoubtedly the most popular name among most Olympic winners is Abhinav Bindra.He was the first-ever, individual sports player in India to win the gold medal.He is the former Wolrd Champion and also the Olympics Champion in the 10-meter air rifle event. Rio Paralympics 2016, Indian Team: Complete list of the 19 Indian athletes for the Paralympic Games .