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In which Olympic Games did Karnam Malleswari became India’s first woman to win an Olympic medal?
1. Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
2. Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games
3. London 2012 Olympic Games
4. Brazil 2016 Olympic Games

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

The correct answer is Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

  • In Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Karnam Malleswari became India’s first woman to win an Olympic medal.
  • She is a weightlifter.
  • She won the bronze medal and became India's first woman to win an Olympic medal.
  • Her medal was the only medal that India secured in the 2000 Olympics.
  • In 1994, she received the Arjuna Award and in 1999, she received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. She also won Padma Shri in 1999.
  • In 1994, she won silver at the World Championships in Istanbul and in 1995 she won the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Korea in the 54 kg category.

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