I retired from active sports but did not do so today: Deepa Malik

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Deepa Malik, the first Indian woman player to win a medal at the Paralympic Games, has retired from active sports and made the decision before becoming the President of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) earlier this year. Deepa, however, revealed this on Monday.

Dipa, who won a silver medal in the F53 event of the Rio Paralympic Games 2016, was elected as the President of PCI in the elections held in February on the direction of the Delhi High Court. The Sports Ministry has refused to recognize PCI. Deepa was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country’s highest sporting honor last year.

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49-year-old Deepa told PTI, “Who said that I announced to retire today?” I had retired in September last year before filing nomination papers, but I had not made a public announcement. I submitted a letter related to retirement to PCI in September last year when the election process started. Only then was I able to challenge for the post of PCI President and I won the election. ‘

Deepa tweeted which she later deleted. It said, ‘I had already submitted a letter to the PCI for the election long ago, awaiting the decision of the High Court to approve the new committee and now retired from active sports for recognition from the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs Public announcement. It’s time to serve the Para Games and help other players. ‘

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