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Imphal: An inspiration to many including working mothers, six-time world champion MC Mary Kom has been named Sportswoman of the Decade (individual Olympic Sports) at the 2021 Sportstar Aces Awards for her remarkable accomplishments in women’s boxing which include an Olympic medal.
The world champion showed her expressed gratitude for the award by stating, “I am happy to have received this award and to have won it. I’d like to express my gratitude to the jury members as well as anyone who helped me win this honour. In the future, I want to achieve more success in tournaments. This award has given me a lot of inspiration, and I’ hoping to win a gold medal for India in the upcoming Olympics.”
Mary Kom won a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, after winning bronze at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. When she earned her fifth gold medal at the 2017 Asian Championships the Manipur pugilist who was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian decoration became the first boxer to win five gold medals at the Asian Championships.