Manipur Cheif Minister Hails Sarita Devi's Sportsmanship

Sarita Devi had protested against an 'unfair' semifinal boxing bout during Asian Games 2014. She was given the bronze medal which led to a massive controversy.

updated: October 13, 2014 13:20 IST
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Sarita Devi at the podium during medal ceremony.

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Imphal: The Manipur government has felicitated boxer M.C. Mary Kom and other six medal winners and participants of the Incheon Asian Games at a grand reception here on Saturday.

In the felicitation program at the indoor stadium of Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, three gold medal winners, including five times world champion Mary Kom, received Rs 15 lakh each while four bronze medal winners received Rs 8 lakh each.

The other participants received Rs 2 lakh each. Governor KK Paul and Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh distributed the cash awards to the sportspersons.

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