Mary Kom to receive “Legends Award” from AIBA

An Olympic bronze medalist and a five-time world champion M C Mary Kom is set to receive the ‘Legends Award’ from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on its 70th anniversary on December 20. She was also named as an AIBA brand ambassador during the World Championships held earlier this year

Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom belongs to hails from the north-eastern state of Manipur. She is the only woman boxer to have won gold medal in each one of the six world championships. She had won a bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics in the flyweight (51 kg) category. She has been conferred with Padma Bhushan (2013), Padma Shree (2010) and Arjuna Award for Boxing (2003). Presently, she is also a Rajya Sabha MP.

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