Weightlifter Karnam Malleswari keen to open an academy in Andhra pradesh


Breaking the stereotype since two decades, weightlifter Karnam Malleswari has a bigger vision to accomplish.

The first Indian woman athlete didn’t just present herself in Olympics but bagged bronze medal in the category of weightlifting.

The 45 year old who belongs to Andhra Pradesh, always had a plan to open an academy that would train boys and girls who can in return bring laurels to our country.

India having a poppulation of billions have immense potential in every household. If they are guided properly they will flourish in the field of sports.

It’s been eight years, that she left sports but is quite focused to get an academy in her state cause she would see potential in children belonging to Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, and Vizianagaram.

She said ” I will be laying out the plan to our Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and once he gives a nod to the plan. We can go for the opening of the academy quite sooner.”

She also highlighted the importance of sanitation and hygiene while practising a sport. “Due to this pandemic things will change for sure and we need to abide by it, to make sure that people are not affected by it. Previously a particular weight would have used by a set of people. Now that is not possible in training,” she says.

She also pitched in if a multilingual movie on her career could be shot as larger set of audience will know her story and will get inspired to take this path of weightlifting.


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