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Mary Kom named in boxing’s athlete ambassadors group for 2020 Tokyo Olympics


Mary Kom named in boxing’s athlete ambassadors group for 2020 Tokyo Olympics



Legendary Indian boxer M. C. Mary Kom will represent the Asian bloc in boxing's athlete ambassadors group for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The 6-time world champion Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom has been inducted into the 10-member sports ambassador group by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The 36-year-old Indian recently surpassed herself as the most successful boxer in the history of the world championships when she claimed her eighth medal at the marquee event’s latest edition in Russia.

She is also an Olympic bronze-medallist in the 51kg category besides being a five-time Asian champion and a Commonwealth and Asian Games gold-medallist.