She is appointed Vice Chancellor of the first sports university established by the Delhi government.
Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has congratulated Karnam Malleswari on his appointment as Vice Chancellor of the first sports university established by the Delhi government. Ms. Malleswari is the first and only Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic medal for the country.
Ms. Malleswari became a household name after winning a bronze medal in weightlifting at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Asian weightlifting championships. In recognition of her contribution, she has received awards such as the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
The governor said it was a proud moment for the people of Andhra Pradesh that Ms. Malleswari, who is from the Srikakulam district of the state, was selected for the coveted post.