Celebrated boxer MC Mary Kom will soon to add another feather to her cap as she is all set to receive the ‘Legends Award’ from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on its 70th anniversary on December 20.
An inspiration to many, Kom currently is a Rajya Sabha MP, and when asked how she is feeling about getting the honour, she replied, “I would like to thank the AIBA president and officials for this prestigious award. This recognition from AIBA will encourage young boxers in our country to work hard. It is a very emotional as well as a motivating day for me,” as reported by TOI.
Kom added, “Even after so many years, if people remember you and your achievements, it shows their generosity and love towards me. Thank you once again for this award, it’s a memory I would cherish for my lifetime.”
An Olympic bronze-medallist Kom, who was named an AIBA brand ambassador during the World Championships earlier this year, has been one of India’s finest athletes. ”Magnificent Mary” had also clinched Asian champion trophies multiple times for the country and is known as a five-time world champion.
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