Thanks to voters from all around the world, Malawian netballer Mwai Kumwenda has been crowned the winner of the International World Games Association Athlete of the Year award.
The 26 year-old shooter was delighted with the win: “I feel so excited and honoured that so many people around the world have voted for me – I really appreciate it. To all those young girls and boys just starting out with the same dream, I would say ‘don’t give up, get the right people around you and keep working hard’.”
INF President, Molly Rhone, says: “Winning this Award is not only good news for Mwai, but for her country Malawi and netball in general. Mwai has excelled through hard work and dedication to netball and is really deserving. She is a great role model for young girls and exemplifies women’s empowerment. I congratulate her most heartily.”