August 28 (NE): Six-time world champion Mary Kom has been honoured with Asia’s Best Female Athlete award in Malaysia by Asian Sports Press Union (AIPS Asia) on Tuesday.
The 22nd edition of AIPS Asia Congress was held in Selangor, Malaysia from August 26 to August 28 and was attended by delegates from around 30 countries.
During the summit, AIPS Asia also presented Asian athletes who excelled in their respective sports with four awards namely the Best Male and Female athletes, and Best Male and Female Teams.
However, Mary Kom could not be present at the event. The award was received on behalf of Mary Kom by eminent sports journalist Subodh Malla Barua as she was not able to attend the function in Malaysia.
Mary Kom recently won the gold medal in the 51 kg category event of the 23rd President’s Cup in Indonesia. She also won the gold medal at the Second India Open Boxing Championship in Guwahati. Mary created history by becoming the world boxing champion for the sixth time in November last year.