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Karnam Malleswari

Name : Karnam Malleswari

Born :June 1,1975

Hometown : Srikakulam,Andhra Pradesh

Nationality:Indian

Profession : Weight lifter

Awards : – Arjuna Award (1994),

– Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award(1995-1996)

– Padma Shri (1999).

Achievements

  • Silver medal in the 63 kg class clean-and-jerk (Asian Games,1998).
  • Silver medal in the 54 kg class, clean-and-jerk(Asian Games1997).
  • Gold medal (Asian Championships, Japan1996).
  • Gold medal (World Championsips, China,1995).
  • Three gold medals in 54 kg ,clean-and-jerk( Asian Championships, S. Korea 1995).
  • Two gold medals and one silver (World Championships, Istanbul,1994).
  • Three gold medals (Asian Championships, Korea,1994).
  • She created 3 records in the 63 kg class( Commonwealth women’s records, 1999) .
  • She won the National Championship in 52 kg body weight from 90-91.
  • She won the National Championship in 54 kg body weight from 92-98.
  • Malleswari won a bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics held in Sydney,
  • becoming the first woman in India‚Äôs history to win an Olympic medal.

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