In a country like India, excelling in sports is very tough, even for the most talented. Being the first woman from India to win a gold medal, Karnam Malleswari, proved woman power to the nation.
Her choice of sport was odd,but she had enough determination and perseverance to come out as a winner. She is honored with many awards viz. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Padma Shri and the Arjuna Award.