Asian Games: Former World Champion Sorry for Sarita Devi; All Praise for Mary Kom

Former World Boxing champion Aruna Mishra said Sarita Devi should have accepted her bronze medal at the Asian Games as it was for the nation.

updated: October 03, 2014 16:04 IST
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Indian boxer Sarita Devi weeps during the Asian Games medal ceremony.

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Incheon: Former World Boxing champion Aruna Mishra on Wednesday alleged that the adverse decision against Sarita Devi has robbed her off a gold in the Asian Games, but opined the boxer should have accepted the bronze medal as it was for the nation.

"The decision against her was atrocious. It was a clear bout in favour of Sarita. But it was shown as a close affair before knocking her out of the gold medal contention," Aruna told PTI here.

The nine-time national champion said, "We expected two gold medals - one from Mary Kom and another from Sarita. But the referee disappointed us." (Day 12 Highlights)

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