Mary Kom and South Korea footballer Son Heung-Min have been named the Best Asian Female and Male Athletes respectively by Asian Sportswriters Union. The Qatar men's football team and the Japan women's football team have been named as the best teams in Asia.
Mary Kom, a six-time world champion and an Olympic bronze-medallist, was chosen by the BFI selection panel based on her gold medal-winning performances at the India Open and a subsequent tournament in Indonesia.
Mary Kom has been selected in the 51kg category and Lovlina Borgohain has been selected in the 69kg category. However, Nikhat Zareen, who was hoping to challenge Mary Kom in the 51kg trials, is not happy.
Bollywood has shown some real women power onscreen in the form of women-centric films. Films like Nargis' Mother India, Shabana Azmi's Mirch Masala, Jai Gangaajal and Mary Kom starring Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan's Kahaani should be on your watch list today as we celebrate Womens' Day.