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Consider the following statements about Karnam Malleswari

A. She is a weight lifter of international fame.

B. She is from Karnataka.

C. She has many records to her credit. She could lift weights up to 130 kg.

D. She started lifting weights when she was 12 years old.

The correct statement(s) is/are


1. A, C and D
2. only A
3. only A and D
4. A, B and C

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : A, C and D

Concept:

Indian women have had some success at the World Weightlifting Championships. Kunjarani Devi, Karnam Malleswari, Lalita Polley, Bharti Singh, Neelam Setti Laxmi, and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu are the winners who secured medals at the said tournament.

Explanation:

Karnam Malleswari:

  • Karnam Malleswari (born June 1, 1975, in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh) is an Indian weightlifter. Her father is a police constable.
  • Malleshwari started lifting weights when she was 12 years old. Now she can lift a weight of 130 kilograms.
  • Karnam has won 29 medals in international events. Her four sisters also practise weight lifting
  • During her ten years career, she has won 11 gold and three silver medals besides the prestigious Olympic bronze.
  • She has been the National Champion for nine years (twice in the 52 kg category and seven times in the 54 kg category).
  • It is notable that on September 19, 2000, Malleswari in the 69 kg weight class, lifted 240 kg to win the Sydney Olympic Bronze medal.
  • She became the first woman athlete to win a medal in the Olympics.
  • She is a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honour for the year 1995-1996.
  • She is also a recipient of the civilian honour Padma Shri in 1999.
  • Malleswari is awarded the Arjuna Award in 1994, India's second-highest award in sports. 

Hence,

A. She is a weight lifter of international fame: Correct

B. She is from Karnataka: Incorrect (She was born in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh)

C. She has many records to her credit. She could lift weights up to 130 kg: Correct

D. She started lifting weights when she was 12 years old: Correct

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