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Can Karamjyoti Dalal emulate her? In picture: Niamh McCarthy of Ireland celebrates after winning a silver at the Women's Discus Throw - F41 Final in Paralympics 2016Reuters

Deepa Malik became the first-ever female athlete from India to win a medal in the Paralympics as she won a silver this time around in the women's Shot Put event. Can another Indian female athlete get another one on the penultimate day of Paralympics 2016? That remains to be seen.

On Saturday, Karamjyoti Dalal will be competing in the women's Discus Throw F55 final at the Rio Olympic centre (Engenhao) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Also, Virender Dhankar will be plying trade in the men's Shot Put F57 final.

Karamjyoti, 28, used to be a national level kabaddi player until tragedy struck her as she had an unfortunate fall from a terrace, which left her bed ridden for two years and suffering from paraplegia. Nevertheless, the fire inside the Haryana girl never really diminished as she found her calling in the Discus Throw event.

She participated in the 2014 Asian Para Games and bagged two bronze medals.

Virender, meanwhile, the only athlete from India to participate in two events at Paralympics 2016, will look to better his performances in the men's Shot Put event. The 32-year-old finished a disappointing 9th in the men's Javelin Throw F57 category with a throw of 35.73m.

The gifted athlete from Haryana too used to be a top kabaddi player, before an accident in 2004 saw his right leg amputed.

Schedule for Day 10

Women's Discus Throw F-55 final is scheduled to start at 10:10 am local time (6.40 pm IST, 2:10 pm BST) on Sept. 17.

Men's Shot Put F-57 final is scheduled to start at 10 am local time (6.30 pm IST, 2 pm BST) on Sept. 17.

Where to watch live

India: TV: Sony Six (Highlights daily at 9 am and 5 pm), Sony ESPN (Highlights daily at 10.30 am and 6 pm). Live streaming: Paralympic.org, Olympic channel.

Brazil: TV: Globo Sport. Live streaming: Rede Globo.

China: TV: CCTV. Live streaming: cctv.com.

USA: TV: NBC. Live streaming: Team USA.

UK: TV: Channel 4. Live streaming: Paralympics Channel 4.

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