The district collector A. Md. Imtiaz congratulated the world champion in rapid chess, Koneru Humpy, as “Sportswoman of the decade (individual non-Olympic sports)” at the Sportstar ACES Awards 2021 Sports star Journal of the Hindu Group.
Ms. Humpy, who is from town, met the collector in his office on Tuesday. She was accompanied by her father and trainer Koneru Ashok.
Mr. Imtiaz congratulated Ms. Humpy and welcomed her success. He said Ms. Humpy brought laurels to both the country and the district by winning the title.
Mr. Ashok said that Sports star recognizes athletes worldwide, adding that he was delighted that the magazine chose Ms. Humpy as a title.
He said Ms. Humpy qualified for the Women’s Grand Prix, due to be held in England this May.