Karnam Malleswari Biography and Interesting Facts

✅ Published on June 1st, 2021 in Biography, Sports players

Through this post, we will know important and interesting facts related to Karnam Malleswari (कर्णम मल्लेश्वरी) such as his personal information, education and career, achievement and awards and other information. Important facts related to Karnam Malleswari given here, have been collected from various sources, this will help you in preparing for competitive exams questions.

Brief information about Karnam Malleswari

NameKarnam Malleswari (कर्णम मल्लेश्वरी)
Date of Birth01 June 1975
Birth PlaceSrikakulam, Andhra Pradesh
Mother & Father Nameshyamala / Karnam Manohar
Achievement2000 - The first Indian woman player to win a medal in the Olympic Games
Profession / CountryFemale / Player / India

Karnam Malleswari (कर्णम मल्लेश्वरी)

Karnam Malleshwari is the female weightlifter of India. In the Olympic Games held in Sydney in 2000, Indian player Karnam Malleswari created history by winning bronze medal in the women's 69 kg category. She became the first woman from India to win an Olympic medal. She was the fourth Indian to win an individual medal at that time. In 1995, he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, and in 1999, the civilian Padma Shri.

Birth info about Karnam Malleswari

Karnam Malleshwari was born on 01 June 1975 in Hyderabad in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. His father's name is Ramdas and mother's name is Shyamala. They also have four sisters

Karnam Malleswari Career Info

Malleshwari came into the field of sports in 1989 when she was only 14 years old. But he started his career with the Junior Weightlifting Championship, where he won the first prize award. Became National Champion in 52 kg category in the year 1990-1991. Malleswari won 3 silver medals at the 1992 Asian Championships. Subsequently, He won the world award in the 54 kg division in 1994 and 1995 and finished third in 1993 and 1996. In 1994, he won silver at the World Championships in Istanbul, and in 1995 he won the Asian Weightlifting Championship in Korea. She won the world championship in China that year with a record lift of 113 kg. Karnam Malleshwari won the silver medal in the 54 kg category at the 1997 Asian Games. Even before her Olympic victory, Malleswari was a two-time weightlifting world champion with 29 international medals, including 11 gold medals. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Malleswari lifted 110 kg in the "snatch" and 130 kg in the "clean and jerk" categories for a total of 240 kg. She won a bronze medal and became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal. She is also the first and only Indian female weightlifter to win an Olympic medal.

Karnam Malleswari Awards and Honors

National Champion in the 54 kg (Body Weight) category from 1992 to 98. Won 3 gold medals in Korea in 1994 Asian Championship matches. Won 2 gold and one silver medals at the 1994 World Championships in Istanbul. Won 3 gold medals in 54 kg category of 1995 Asian Championship in South Korea. Won Gold Medal at the World Championships in China in 1995. Won a Gold Medal at the Asian Competition in Japan in 1996. Won silver medal in 54 kg category in 1997 Asian Games. Won silver medal in 63 kg category at 1998 Bangkok Asian Games. Malleswari won gold in the 63 kg category at the Osaka Asian Championships in 2000, but eventually had to settle for third place overall. The highest award of the Games was conferred "Arjuna Award". The following year Malleswari was given the "Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award". He was also awarded the 'Padma Shri Award'.

List of Awards and Honors

YearAwards and HonorsAwarding Country or Institution
2000Bronze Medal (Summer Olympics)International Olympic Committee
1993Bronze Medal (World Weightlifting Championship Melbourne)International Olympic Committee
1994Gold Medal (World Weightlifting Championship Istanbul)International Olympic Committee
1995Gold Medal (World Weightlifting Championship Guangzhou)International Olympic Committee
1996Bronze Medal (Women's World Weightlifting Championship Guangzhou)International Olympic Committee
1994Silver Medal (Asian Games HiroshimaAsia Olympic Council
1998Silver Medal (Asian Games Bangkok)Asia Olympic Council


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