NEW DELHI, Sept 23: Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom has become the first Indian to be picked as the International Boxing Association�s (AIBA) representative for the IOC Athletes� Forum scheduled in November.
The 33-year-old, who is also an active parliamentarian, has been invited to attend the 8th International Olympic Committee�s (IOC) Athletes� Forum in Lausanne from November 11 to 13.
�This bi-annual forum brings together athlete representatives from across the Olympic Movement and provides an in-person community where athletes can exchange and discuss their viewpoint,� the AIBA wrote in its invitation letter to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh.
�In this respect we would like to designate Ms Mary Kom to attend the forum as AIBA representative,� the letter stated.
The event, however, overlaps with the Asian Championship in Vietnam, which is scheduled from November 2 to 12. � PTI