Karnam Malleswari

Indian weightlifter

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,[1] and she was the only Indian to win a medal in the 2000 olympic games.[2]

Karnam Malleswari
Medal record
Women’s Weightlifting
Representing  India
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney – 69 kg
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1998 Bangkok – 63 kg

In 1992, Malleswari was the first Indian woman to win a world title in any sport.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 India Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (YAS), "Proud Moments of Indian Sports," "Olympics, Bronze Medal 2000"[permanent dead link]; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  2. Ganguly, Meenakshi. "Conversations: 'I Did What I Could For My Country'," Archived 2011-11-18 at the Wayback Machine Time (US). December 27, 2000; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  3. YAS, "Arjun Award Winners for 'Weightlifting'"[permanent dead link]; retrieved 2012-7-20.

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