Asian Games: Protested Against Injustice in Sport, Says Inconsolable Sarita Devi

Indian boxer Sarita Devi's highly controversial defeat to Park Ji-Na in the Asian Games on Tuesday had caused chaotic scenes with her husband scuffling with security and launching an expletives-laden tirade.

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

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Incheon: Celebrated Indian women's boxer Mary Kom won her first Asian Games gold Wednesday but a team-mate sensationally refused to accept her bronze medal in a row over judging standards. (Also read: Sarita Devi may be punished)

Five-time world champion Kom, 31, won a split decision against Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova to be crowned flyweight champion. (Day 12 Highlights)

But attention focused on Sarita Devi after she refused her lightweight bronze medal and tried to hang it around the neck of the South Korean she lost to in the semi-finals.

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