Karnam Malleshwari, the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal, has been named the first vice-chancellor of the Delhi government's Delhi Sports University. Malleshwari earned a bronze medal in the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
The goal of creating DSU, according to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia
, is to produce and create athletes who would make 'our nation proud.' He went on to say that the Delhi administration
is attempting to foster an environment in which sports can flourish and athletes
can be groomed to the point where they can bring 'at least 50 medals per year
' and the Capital can host the 2048 Olympic Games.
The goal of constructing a world-class sports institution is not to create jobs, but rather to give a venue for athletes to develop their athletic skills. We wish to promote and foster talent via the institution
so that we can probably say 50 Olympians are proud graduates of Delhi Sports University
. It will also include cutting-edge sports facilities. Our purpose is to train multinational medalists
in at least 10 different sports.