Indian weightlifter Karnam Malleswari holds the distinguished honour of being the first woman from India to win a medal at the Olympics. The historic achievement made her a household name and she earned the title of ‘The Iron Lady’. Born in Andhra Pradesh’s Voosavanipeta hamlet, Karnam Malleswari still is the only Indian woman weightlifter to have won an Olympic medal. More on her in this video.
(Video by Nitin)