Selangor (Malaysia): Six-time world champion boxer Mary Kom has been honoured with Asia's Best Female Athlete award on Tuesday (August 27) in Malaysia.

Mary couldn't attend the 22nd edition of the Asian Sports Press Union (AIPS) Asia meeting and sports journalist Subodh Malla Barua received the award on her behalf.

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The award was presented during the 22nd edition of the AIPS Asia meeting in Selangor in Malaysia. AIPS Asia, an organization representing Asian sportswriters since 1978, was holding this award ceremony for the first time this year to honour Asian athletes who have excelled at the highest level.

The AIPS Asia Congress 2019 meeting was held from August 26 to August 28. Representatives from 30 countries took part in the AIPS Asia Congress.

Mary, the 36-year old flyweight boxer, is the only woman boxer to have won a medal in seven World Championships – the most recent of which was a gold medal in November 2018.

Mary recently won the gold medal in the 51 kg category event of the 23rd President’s Cup in Indonesia. She also won the gold medal at the Second India Open Boxing Championship in Guwahati.