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Andhra Pradesh Governor congratulates Karnam Malleswari

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia meet former Olympic medalist weighlifter Karnam Malleswari as she was appointed as the first Vice-Chancellor of Delhi Sports University, in New Delhi. (Image posted @ArvindKejriwal)   | Photo Credit: PTI

Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has congratulated Karnam Malleswari for being appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the first Sports University established by the Delhi government. Ms. Malleswari is the first and the only Indian woman weightlifter to have won an Olympic medal for the country.

Ms. Malleswari became a household name after she won a bronze medal in weightlifting at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, recalled Mr. Harichandan, adding that she became an inspiration to sportspersons in the country by winning 29 international medals, including 11 gold medals in the world championships and Asian weightlifting championships. In recognition of her contribution, she has been conferred with honours such as the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

The Governor said it’s a proud moment for people of Andhra Pradesh that Ms. Malleswari, who hails from Srikakulam district in the State, has been selected for the coveted post.


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