Mary Kom crowned best female Athlete in Asia:
World Champion boxer Mary Kom has been crowned as the best female athlete in Asia at a ceremony organized by Asian Sportswriters Union (AIPS Asia) in Malaysia.
— AIPS ASIA (@AipsAsia) August 27, 2019
There is one more star added in the glittering career of Mary Kom, a record six-time world champion was announced the winner of the prestigious award alongside South Korean and Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min, who won the award for the best male athlete. As she was not able to attend the event, eminent sports journalist Subodh Malla Barua accepted the award on Mary’s behalf.
Congratulations Marykom Didi for getting Best Asian Female Athlete Award in Malaysia by Asian Sports Press Union (AIPS) Asia.
.@MangteC @KirenRijiju @AIPSmedia @Media_SAI @iosindiaoff #boxinglegend pic.twitter.com/cjy5DSFRzF
— Gaurav Bidhuri (@grvpugilist) August 28, 2019
AIPS Asia, an organization representing Asian sportswriters since 1978, organized this award ceremony to honor Asian athletes who have outshined at the highest level.
Mary Kom, the 36-year old flyweight boxer, is the only woman boxer to have won a medal in seven World Championships and won her sixth gold at the World Championships in November 2018. Being named as the best Female Athlete shows at what success she sits and how highly she is regarded.
Representatives from over 30 countries took part in the event.