At the Sydney 2000 Olympics, after lifting 110 kg and 130 kg in the ‘snatch’ and ‘clean and jerk’ categories, respectively, to total 240kg, Malleswari won a prestigious bronze medal to create history.
Remembering the historic day, the former weightlifter took to Twitter and wrote, “20 years ago at #Sydney2000. The moment of glory, honor and pride to see the Indian tricolor go up and create history as India’s first woman Olympic medallist. Years of sweat and blessings of my family, coaches and country.”
20 years ago at #Sydney2000.. The moment of glory, honor and pride to see the Indian tricolor go up and create his… https://t.co/j1oJn4hUiJ
— Karnam Malleswari, OLY (@kmmalleswari) 1600482500000
The historic achievement made her…