Karnam Malleswari to be first VC of Delhi Sports University

Karnam Malleswari
Karnam Malleswari. File photo: AFP

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Tuesday appointed former Olympic medalist weightlifter Karnam Malleswari as the first Vice-Chancellor of Delhi Sports University.

"The Lt Governor, who is also Chancellor of Delhi Sports University, is pleased to appoint the Padmashri awardee as first Vice-Chancellor of the university," said an official order.

Malleswari was the first Indian woman weightlifter to bring home an Olympic medal. She created history at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 by lifting 110 kilogram and 130 kilogram in the 'snatch' and 'clean and jerk' categories.

The Delhi Assembly had in 2019 passed a bill to set up a Delhi Sports University (DSU), which will offer graduation, post-graduation and doctorate degrees in cricket, football, and hockey among other sports.

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