Sarita Devi Has Offered ‘Unconditional Apology’: International Boxing Association

In a statement issued in Lausanne, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has said that Indian boxer Sarita Devi has regretted her actions.

updated: October 03, 2014 15:55 IST
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L Sarita Devi at the podium during medal ceremony.

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Incheon, South Korea: Facing the prospect of a ban, Indian boxer L. Sarita Devi on Friday offered an “unconditional apology” for refusing to accept her bronze medal during the Asian Games presentation ceremony, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has said. (India Win Two Kabaddi Golds, Move Up to 6th Spot)

In a statement issued in Lausanne, the AIBA has said that the boxer has regretted her actions.

“The Head of the Indian Mission at the Incheon Asian Games 2014 Mr Adille J Sumariwalla has forwarded to the President of the International Boxing Association Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, a letter of apology of woman boxer Sarita Laishram Devi (57-60kg) who had refused to receive the bronze medal at the Award Ceremony for the 17th Asian Games,” the AIBA said in a statement.

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