Karnam Malleswari made first Vice-Chancellor of Delhi Sports University
The Delhi government on Tuesday appointed Olympic medalist Karnam Malleswari as the first Vice-Chancellor of Delhi Sports University. She hails from Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh and won bronze for India in weightlifting at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. At present, Malleswari is working for the FCI.
Recognising her efforts, the Indian government honoured with Arjuna Award in 1994 and Padma Shri Award in 1999. Till date, no woman from India broke her record by winning medal in weightlifting at Olympics. She had announced retirement after participating in 2004 Olympics at Athens.