sarita devi

Naveen Uraon

INDIA’s woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi and others have been suspended by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on Wednesday for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games podium ceremony.

According to media reports, along with Sarita Devi’s coaches Gurbakhsh Singh Sandhu, Blas Iglesias Fernandez and Sagar Mal Dhayal, chef-de-mission to the Incheon Asian Games Adille J. Sumariwalla have been also suspended. Now these persons will not be allowed to participate in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, Jeju 2014.”

The 29-year-old boxer accepted the medal in her hand and wiped her tears holding it, before handing it to South Korean silver medallist Ji-Na Park, who had defeated Sarita after what seemed to be a “bad” referee decision.

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