Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom in September 2017 became the first Indian to be picked as representative of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for the IOC Athletes’ Forum.
The 33-year-old athlete has been invited to attend the 8th International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Forum in Lausanne from 11 November to 13 November 2017.
However, the event overlaps with the Asian Championship in Vietnam, which is scheduled from 2 November to 12 November 2017. If Mary Kom is selected for the tournament after trials later in September 2017, her participation at the IOC event would become uncertain.
About Mary Kom
• Born on 24 November 1982, Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte is an Olympic Indian boxer.
• She hails from the Kom tribe in Manipur.
• She is a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships.
• She is the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51 kg) category and winning the bronze medal.
• In 2014, she became the first Indian woman boxer to get a Gold Medal in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
• She has also been ranked as No. 4 AIBA World Women's Ranking Flyweight category.