- Title: INDIA: WEIGHTLIFTING: OLYMPIC WINNER KARNAM MALLESWARI RETURNS HOME
- Date: 3rd October 2000
- Summary: NEW DELHI, INDIA (OCTOBER 3, 2000) (ANI) PEOPLE BEATING DRUMS A PRIEST WELCOMING INDIA'S OLYMPICS BRONZE MEDALLIST KARNAM MALLESWARI MALLESWARI SURROUNDED BY HER FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS FARIDABAD, INDIA (OCTOBER 4, 2000) (ANI) EXTERIOR OF MALLESWARI'S RESIDENCE MALLESWARI SITTING WITH HER FAMILY MEMBERS CLOSE UP OF MALLESWARI SITTING WITH HER MOTHER-IN-LAW MALLESWARI WITH HER FAMILY MEMBERS (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) MALLESWARI SAYING: "I have to prepare for the competitions which are to be held next year. Another thing which I want to do is that I want to set up weight-lifting academies in Haryana and Andhra Pradesh states." CLOSE UP OF A CAMERA MALLESWARI SPEAKING Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: NEW DELHI / FARIDABAD, HARYANA, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Sport
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- Story Text: India's lone medal winner at the Sydney Olympics Karnam
Malleswari received a warm welcome from family members
and friends when she returned home on Tuesday (October 3).
Malleswari now says she plans to set up weightlifting
academies across the country to promote the sport.
Malleswari won her bronze medal in the 69 kg category
weightlifting event with an overall lift of 240 kg, finishing
just behind winner Lin Weining of China and Hungary's Erzsebet
Dozens of fans garlanded Malleswari, world champion in 1994
and 1995, as soon as she stepped out of the airport.
Back home after a hectic and eventful three-week tour to
Sydney, a relaxed Malleswari spent time with her family members
on Wednesday (October 4).
Ruling out plans of an early retirement, Malleswari said
support of her family members and fans has encouraged her to
continue with the sport and perform even better.
Malleswari said she wanted to promote weightlifting in the
country after her retirement and intends to set up
weight-lifting academies in Haryana and Andhra
Pradesh states. She comes from southern Andhra Pradesh state and
after marriage she has settled in northern Haryana state.
She is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal and
the third individual to get a medal at Olympics after
independence in 1948.
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