Ekta met with a road accident in 2003, injuring her spinal cord which resulted in paralysis of her lower body. She started playing sport in 2014 as a mode to get physically fit. The turning point was when she met fellow Para athlete Amit Kumar Saroha, who motivated and trained her in club and discus throw events.
Two operations and several months in rehabilitation had made Ekta stronger than before. Her grit and determination have led her to a Silver medal at the IPC Para Athletics Grand Prix in Berlin in 2016. Ekta’s father is a retired district horticulture officer and her mother is a housewife. She is the middle one among three siblings. She has competed her post-graduation in English and currently works for the Haryana Government.
Her promising performances in 2016 and early 2017 saw her shortlisted and eventually selected for support under the GoSports Foundation Para Champions Programme 2017-18. Most recently Ekta represented India at the 2017 IPC World Para Athletics Championships in London.
- Gold in Club throw and a bronze medal in Discus, World Para Athletics Grand Prix, Tunisia 2018
- Represented India at the 2017 IPC World Para Athletics Championships in London
- Silver medal in women’s club throw and finished fourth in women’s discus throw at the 2016, IPC Para Athletics Grand Prix, Berlin