Famous Indian Women : Karnam Malleswari

  • Malleswari was born in 1975 at Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • She is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal,a bronze medal for weightlifting (69kg) in the 2000 Summer Olympics at Sydney.
  • She is a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award (1995-96), India's highest sporting honour and Padma Shri in 1999.