Olympic Gold Quest Gives 10 Lakh to Aggrieved Sarita Devi

This award was announced by supporters of Olympic Gold Quest for the courage and grit that L Sarita Devi displayed in the boxing ring at the Asian Games in Incheon.

updated: October 02, 2014 18:29 IST
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L Sarita Devi at the podium during medal ceremony.

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New Delhi: L Sarita Devi, who is enduring a torrid time, having lost her semi-final bout controversially at the Asian Games, on Thursday received a morale-boosting support from the Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), which has decided to award the Manipuri boxer Rs 10 lakh. (Read: Olympic Council of Asia to Decide Fate of Boxing Medal Sarita Devi Refused)

Sarita Devi's gold medal dream ended abruptly in Incheon when judges declared South Korea's Jina Park as winner despite that the Indian was a more dominating performer in the 60kg bout on Tuesday. (Full AIBA Statement)

She lodged an appeal against the verdict but lost and then chose an unprecedented way to express her disappointment by refusing to accept the bronze medal at the podium ceremony and instead gave it to the South Korean.

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