NEW DELHI: Decorated para-athlete and India’s lone woman Paralympic medallist Deepa Malik has been elected as president of Paralympic Committee of India though the results of the elections are subject to a pending case in the Delhi High Court, PTI reports.
The 49-year-old Deepa, who won a Silver in shot put F-53 event in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, was elected unopposed as president in the PCI polls held in Bengaluru on Friday.
“My heartiest congratulations on the commencement of new innings of a fresh tenure in @ParalympicIndia. Expressing my gratitude on being trusted with the Presidentship and welcoming an athlete centric approach in para sports in India,” Deepa wrote on her twitter handle.
“A huge transition for me, personally, for which I hope for continued support. I look forward to disposing my duty with full honesty and integrity.”