At the age of 36 Deepa started journey in Sports. By the age of 44, she stands as one among the TOP 10 Inspiring sports personalities in India.
When people take to retirement after completing their sports career, she fought against the odds of social taboos, lack of infrastructure and specialized training for physically challenged sports in india. She has braved this severe disability of chest below paralyses, three major spinal surgeries(T1 – T7 Level) and has continued to perform internationally along with continued tumor management treatment. With no sensation below chest and almost 200 stitches between shoulder blades , she has managed to create an impressive medal tally and gone onto become the oldest ever recipient of precedence Arjuna award in 2012 , at the age of 42 yrs.
International Participation & Medals won
Paralympic Games Rio, Brazil 2O16 – Silver – Shotput
Desert Challenge Games USA 2O16 – 1 Silver (shotput), 1 Gold (javelin)
IPC Athletics World Championship, Doha 2015 | Diploma (5th Position) – (Shotput)
IPC Oceania Asian Championship, Dubai March 2016 | 1 Gold (Jav), 1 Silver (Shotput)
Won Incheon Asian Para Games 2014 – Silver medal in women’s 53-54 Javelin with a new Asian Record and has now qualified to be at IPC World Athletics Championship Doha 2015 to be held in Oct 2015
IPC 2nd China Open Athletics Championship Beijing 10-17 April 2014- Shot put F53-55 Gold
German open athletics championship Berlin 2013 – IPC Qualification event – Only women from india to earn qualification for IPC world athletics championship Lyon 2013
IPC World Athletics Championship , Lyon 2013 – Diploma Position
First Malaysian Open Athletics Championship April 2012 – Two Gold Medals – (Javelin & Discus) – New Official Asian Record In Javelin F-53 Women – Felicitated by Milkha Singh ji and P.T.Usha ji.
IWAS World Games Sharjah Dec-2011- Two Bronze Medals – Two New Asian Records
IPC World Athletics Championship Christchurch Jan 2011 – Silver Medal
IPC World Athletics Championship New Zealand 2011 – Only women para-athlete to qualify for the same Common Wealth Games 2010 – Diploma Position – Shot Put
Para-Asian Games China Dec 2010 – Bronze Medal – First Ever Medal Won By A Woman Athlete at Asian Games
CP Sports Nottingham England Sep 2010 – Three Gold Medals – Shot-put, Discuss, Javelin
IWAS World Games, India 2009- SHOTPUT- Bronze Medal
World Open Swimming Championship- Berlin 2008 – 10th Position S-5 Swimming Backstroke
IWAS World Games Taiwan- 2007 – Diploma Position – Javelin F53 Women
FESPIC Games Kuala Lumpur 2006 – 2ND Position S-5 Swimming Backstroke
Qualified B Level – Javelin Throw F-53 For Beijing Olympics 2008 – Felicitated By Mr Kapil Dev
National and State level medals : 51 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze
International medals- 18