Asian Games Boxing: MC Mary Kom Enters Final, L Sarita Devi Robbed of Win in Semis

MC Mary Kom was the only Indian boxer to have entered the final after L Sarita Devi controversially lost in the semifinal. Pooja Rani also had to settle for a bronze.

updated: October 03, 2014 16:09 IST
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Mary Kom celebrates after winning the semis in the Asian Games.


Incheon: Controversy hit the Asian Games boxing competition after India's L Sarita Devi (60kg) had to settle for a bronze medal despite dominating her semifinal bout even as MC Mary Kom (51kg) continued her winning run to enter the summit clash of the mega-event here on Tuesday.

The Indian woman boxer in fray, Pooja Rani (75kg), also had to settle for a bronze after losing a closely-contested semifinal bout to China's Li Qian.

But what triggered massive outrage was Sarita's loss which left the Manipuri in tears. Up against home favourite Jina Park, Sarita, the Commonwealth Games silver-medallist, went down 0-3 despite clearly being the better boxer. (Day 11 Blog | Medal Tally)

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