Akhil Kumar Suggests he Would Not Have Behaved Like Sarita Devi

Akhil Kumar, who made a comeback to boxing after three years at the Incheon Asian Games, said that an athlete should not do anything to bring a bad name to the country.

updated: October 28, 2014 21:11 IST
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File photo: Akhil Kumar is a former CWG gold-medallist.


New Delhi: Comeback man Akhil Kumar did not say it in so many words but suggested that he would not have behaved the way fellow boxer Sarita Devi did at the Incheon Asian Games medal ceremony.

Protesting against a controversial verdict, Sarita in an unprecedented move, had refused to wear the medal around her neck as she broke down on the podium during the ceremony for the 57-60 kg category.

She has now been handed a provisional suspension by world boxing body AIBA along with three coaches.

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