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/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">Deepa Malik made history as she became the first Indian woman to win a medal at the ongoing Rio Paralympics 2016 on Monday. 

Dante Fabbro Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . Here is how twitter reacted to her inspiring performance.Another silver medal for India.... Deepa Malik. Its strange we had Sakshi Malik and Deepa karmakar, now v have a new champ, Deepa Malik!- Heena sidhu (@HeenaSidhu10) 12 September 2016Congratulations to @DeepaAthlete for silver??at #Paralympics Good job...well done??- Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik) 12 September 2016Many many congratulations @DeepaAthlete You are an inspiration to india ! Congrats also to @GoSportsVoices- Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) 12 September 2016.@DeepaAthlete made History! Congratulations on winning a #Silver medal at #RioParalympics and making us proud. pic.twitter.com/tacBoIleyr- HISTORY TV18 (@HISTORYTV18) 13 September 2016Congratulation Deepa Malik. So so proud of u- Mary Kom (@MangteC) 12 September 2016WOW - Deepa Malik just made history! She became Indias first ever female medallist at the #Paralympics! #Rio2016 https://t.co/5QY68bkfzF- Paralympic Games (@Paralympics) 12 September 2016Thank you & congrats #DeepaMalik for reminding us how fortunate we are to be cheering for inspirations like you pic.twitter.com/FbXxV8KaV6- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 12 September 2016Congratulations #DeepaMalik for the medal at #Paralympics! Brilliant!- Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) 12 September 2016Many Congratulations @DeepaAthlete for your phenomenal performance at the #paralympics.. Heres to many more victories!- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 12 September 2016Congratulations, @DeepaAthlete madam, hum dono ka naam roshan kar diya! #ParaChampions @GoSportsVoices https://t.co/PjTqvzOeGq- Dipa Karmakar (@DipaKarmakar) 13 September 2016 Mattias Ekholm Predators Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . -- Anaheim Ducks captain and leading scorer Ryan Getzlaf has been scratched from Sunday nights game against the Vancouver Canucks because of an upper-body injury. Calle Jarnkrok Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> .Y. - New York City has been selected to host the NBA All-Star weekend in 2015, with the game played at Madison Square Garden and the slam dunk contest and other skills events held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.http://www.nhlpredatorshockeystore.com/craig-smith-jersey//>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . LUCIE, Fla. LAHAINA, Hawaii -- The Lahaina Civic Center sits on a hill above Honoapiilani Highway in western Maui, barely visible among the tropical trees and police station.The outside of the building is nondescript even up close, looking more like a school auditorium than a basketball arena. Same thing on the inside, with its upstairs, YMCA-style lockers and cage-like windows overlooking the court.Yet every November, the Lahaina Civic Center transforms into something else: one of college basketballs most raucous venues.Its like a high school gym being there, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said Sunday, the eve of the Maui Invitational. The noise is loud, people are close to you. I think its neat. This time of year you want to play in front of an excited crowd, an arena where everything is close. Theres just so much you can gain from an experience like this and in a building like that. Theres really nothing like it.The Maui Invitational has become the top in-season tournament on the college basketball schedule, annually luring some of the best teams from across the country to the second-largest island in the Hawaiian chain.This years eight-team field has combined for 14 national championships and 40 Final Fours, and three teams are ranked in the top 10 of The Associated Press poll : No. 4 Oregon, No. 5 North Carolina and No. 9 Wisconsin.The three-day tournament, which starts Monday, also includes Tennessee, Oklahoma State, UConn, Georgetown and host Chaminade.At the center of this basketball-topia is the 2,400-seat Lahaina Civic Center.Built in 1972, the building is used as a public civic center 50 weeks out of the year, hosting high school basketball leagues, volleyball games, karate practices and community events.The two weeks of the Maui Invitational brings some changes to the civic center -- signs and banners, TV lights, cushioned chairs in front of the bleachers -- but its still nowhere near matching the massive, modern arenas found across the rest of college basketball. It didnt even have air conditioning until the 2005 tournament -- after North Carolina coach Roy Williams complained about condensation on the floor.Its hard to adapt an old building with such character into a 2016 basketball arena that everyones used to, said Mark Starsiak, director of events for KemperLesnik, which operates the Maui Innvitational. Custom Nashville Predators Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. I tell teams every year: `Its the most unique experience youll have walking from the locker room all season. If you have any questions, Ill try to answer them.Calling the Lahaina Civic Center quirky is like saying basketball players are tall.The court, outside of the massive Maui Invitational logo at midcourt, is like a high school hardwood, with volleyball court and vertical basketball lines crisscrossing the court.The seats are like something out of Hoosiers, old bleachers that are practically on top of the court and only go up a dozen-or-so rows.The locker rooms are unlike anything in college basketball.Those are on the second floor, up a narrow stairwell that leads to a common area with taekwondo and wrestling lines on the floor, with nothing but a black curtain separating the teams. The common room also has cage-like windows that overlook the floor, though the view has been obscured a bit with the massive Hawaiian-themed banner at the west side of the arena.The lockers are the old, metal bring-your-own variety, with four concrete chairs, a single whiteboard and showers that dont always work.Because of the small confines, teams waiting for the next game have to set up in the common area and often can be seen at the bottom of the stairwells as the previous game is about to end.Leave your strategy for the hotel because your opponent is right through there, Starsiak said, pointing at the black curtain. Anything you say can and will be used against you on the court.With all the pampering teams and players usually get, it might seem like the civic centers inconveniences would be a drawback.Instead, the quirkiness and quaintness adds to the charm of the building and the tournament, often making the players feel like theyre back in high school.And because of the venues size, the noise and atmosphere inside the Lahaina Civic Center is like nothing else in college basketball.The environments great, Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. The fans are right on top of you, you feel the emotion of the fans the whole time. 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