Karnam Malleswari (born June 1, 1975) is an Indian athlete. She is best known as a weightlifter who won a bronze medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics at Sydney. She became the first Indian woman to stand on an Olympic victor's podium, and she was the only Indian to win a medal in the 2000 olympic games.
|2000 Sydney||– 69 kg|
|1998 Bangkok||– 63 kg|
In 1992, Malleswari was the first Indian woman to win a world title in any sport.
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