India’s para athlete Deepti Jeevanji has created history. Deepti won the gold medal in the 400 meter T20 category race at the World Para Athletics Championships held in Kobe, Japan on Monday. Along with this, Deepti also created a world record with a record time of 55.07 seconds. Deepti Jeevanji broke the record of 55.12 seconds set during the Paris Championships last year. This record was made by America’s Brenna Clark. Let us know who is Deepti Jeevanji?

made many records

Deepti Jeevanji was born on 27 September 2003 in Kaleda village of Telangana. She participates in 400 meter T-20 race. Deepti has made many big records even before this. He was selected for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Para Games. Where he created a new Asian para record. With this he won the gold medal with record time. Deepti won the gold medal by defeating Orwan Kasing of Thailand with a timing of 56.69 seconds. Deepti has secured the Paris 2024 Paralympic quota with a timing of 56.18 seconds.

Sometimes the people who taunt Deepthi come from very poor families. Her father was a daily wage labourer. Deepthi’s family was so poor that they did not even have money to pay the bus fare to send their daughter from Warangal to Hyderabad. Sometimes people would call her parents ‘mentally ill’ and taunt Deepthi by calling her names. Now the same people have come to her house to congratulate her.

Deepti decided the path to success through struggle

According to coach Ramesh, Deepti has achieved this position despite facing struggles. Her parents had to listen to the taunts that their daughter was mentally weak and hence could not marry. Ramesh met Deepti during a school meet. After this he decided to train him.

land purchased by selling prize money

Deepti’s financial condition was so bad that she had to sell a piece of her land, but when she won a gold medal in the Para Asian Games with a prize money of Rs 30 lakh, she bought the land with that money. Whenever Deepti received a medal or prize money, she would sell it and buy land. Now his family does farming on it. National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand has also played a role in taking Deepti’s career forward. He suggested him to take training in Hyderabad. Gopi-Mitra Foundation has supported him.