Bout was Fixed, says Sarita Devi's Husband After Controversial Exit in Boxing Semis; India Protest Rejected

Sarita Devi lost her Asian Games semifinal bout against South Korea's Jina Park. Sarita lost on points in the lightweight division in a fight where she largely dominated.

updated: October 03, 2014 16:08 IST
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Despite her heavy punches, Sarita Devi lost to Jina Park in a controversial semifinal bout.


Controversy gripped the boxing competition in the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon on Tuesday after India's Sarita Devi lost her lightweight semifinal bout against South Korea's Jina Park. The Indian contingent was angry after the judges awarded the fight to Park, a bout that was clearly dominated by Sarita. (Full report)

Sarita's husband Thoiba Singh said: "The bout was fixed and this was an uncivilized decision."

The Indians lodged a complaint after Mongolia also filed a protest on similar grounds -- bias. Both protests were eventually rejected by the Games jury.

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