Mary Kom named as brand ambassador of Women’s World Championship

Five-time world champion Mary Kom has been named as the brand ambassador of the 10th edition of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women World Championship.

The Olympics bronze-medalist, who will be eyeing sixth World Championship title and second gold at home since 2006 during the prestigious tournament, expressed delight over the same and assured that she would give her best shot.

“This World Championship is special in a lot many ways, I would definitely give my best shot and want to live the feeling of winning gold in front of the home crowd,” the boxer said.

Meanwhile, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) unveiled the logo and anthem of the Championship.

The logo, depicting “fire and women’s empowerment,” was designed to bring in the two key elements-the inner strength of a woman and the national colours-together to mark the occasion of India playing hosts to the championships for the second time in the country.

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Minister, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore wishing all the participants said, “It is with immense delight that I note the arrival of the Boxing World Championship to India. Our athletes, especially our women athletes, have defied all odds to excel in their sports, and women boxers of India are a testament to this. They have inspired not only upcoming sportspersons but women in general as well.”

AIBA Women World Championship is slated to be held from November 15-24 in New Delhi.

(With inputs from ANI)

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