New Delhi [India]: Olympic medalists, Mary Kom also known as Magnificent Mary for her spectacular amateur career in Boxing, has now added another feather in her cap.
She has been elected chairperson of the Athletes Commission of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) unopposed.
Table tennis legend Achanta Sharath Kamal has been elected as vice-chairperson of the body.
Previously on Monday, it was revealed that Mary Kom, PV Sindhu and Commonwealth Games medalist Achanta Sharath Kamal were among the ten eminent sportspersons who will constitute the new ‘Athletes Commission’ of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
As per a press release from IOA, the list of 10 members of the commission was announced by Returning Officer (RO) Umesh Sinha in New Delhi on Monday.
Olympic Bronze Medalist and Padma Vibhushan boxer Mary Kom,
Double Olympic medalist and Padma Bhushan awardee badminton ace PV Sindhu,
Olympic medalist and Padma Shri shooter Gagan Narang,
Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Padma Shri TT player Achanta Sharath Kamal,
Olympian and CWG Gold medalist Padma Shri rower Bajrang Lal,
Khel Ratna awardee and Olympic silver medalist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu,
Khel Ratna awardee and Olympian Rani Rampal, Asian Cup Gold winner and Olympian Shiva Keshavan,
Olympian and CWG Fencing championship gold medalist and
Arjuna Awardee Bhavani Devi and
Om Prakash Karhana
The elected members were to elect a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson from amongst themselves and and select 8 Sportspersons of Outstanding Merit (SOMs).
The last date for submitting an application for SOMs is 4 pm on November 15, 2022.
The 10 candidates were declared the uncontested winners and members of the new Athletes’ Commission of the IOA. The Returning officer handed over certificates for being elected.