Malleswari, Karnam (1975–)

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Malleswari, Karnam (1975–)

Indian weightlifter. Born June 1, 1975, in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India; sister of Narasimha "Krishna" Malleswari (weightlifter).

Won World championship (1995) and Asian championships (1995, 1996); won a bronze medal for 63-69kg at Sydney Olympics (2000), the 1st Indian woman to win an Olympic medal. Received Arjuna Award (1995), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (1996), Padma Shri (1997).

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