For her fearlessness on the court, never-back-down attitude and formidable pairing with doubles partner Ashwini Ponnappa
For being the first and only Indian woman to win the ISSF Champion of Champions Trophy in the Air Rifle Men and Women mixed event at Munich in 2002
"I wish many more girls would break out of their shells so that we will have more athletes coming out of the country"
Mary Kom – five-time world boxing champion – with her compassion, determination, strength and vision, has made it to our roll call of honour this year
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