Mary Kom named as ambassador of Youth World Championships

Gold medallist India's Hmangte Chungneijang Mary Kom reacts after being declared the winner of the women's flyweight (48-51kg) boxing final match against Kazakhstan's Shekerbekova Zhaina during the 2014 Asian Games at the Seonhak Gymnasium in Incheon on October 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE
Vastavam web: Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom was on Saturday named ambassador of the AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships to be held in Guwahati from November 19 to 26.”It is an honour to have been chosen as Ambassador for the 2017 Women’s Youth World Championships and be a part of the prestigious competition with it held in India for the first time,” the 34-year-old Manipuri, who is currently in Vietnam for the Asian Championships, was quoted as saying by the International Boxing Association (AIBA).
“The standard of boxing these young women are producing has never been higher, and with gender equality a priority for AIBA and the IOC, there has never been more opportunities for women to take up the sport and compete on the biggest stage,” she added.