Boxing 'Rebel' Sarita Devi Apologises But May Miss World Championship

Boxing India has appealed to the Amateur International Boxing Association to be lenient on Sarita Devi, who dramatically refused to take her Asian Games bronze medal in Incheon.

updated: October 27, 2014 18:33 IST
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File photo: Indian boxer Sarita Devi (center) weeps during the Asian Games medal ceremony.

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New Delhi: A remorseful L Sarita Devi has pleaded with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to lift the provisional suspension imposed on her for refusing to accept her bronze medal in the Asian Games, saying that she deeply regrets her outburst on the podium and would never repeat it.

Sarita's participation in the World Championships next month has been jeopardized due to the suspension imposed on her for refusing to accept the medal after a controversial semifinal loss in the Asian Games at Incheon.

"I do accept that the incidents should not have happened and I deeply regret the incidents with a pledge that this will never happen again," the former world and Asian champion has written in her reply to AIBA's notice.

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