Indian Olympic Association boss N Ramachandran addressed the issue of boxer Sarita Devi, saying her Asian Games reaction was unprecedented. Sarita had refused her bronze medal in Incheon following a controversial bout that was awarded in favour of her South Korean opponent Jina Park. Sarita was banned by the international boxing federation for her protest. (Sarita bout was fixed, her husband cries foul)
In an exclusive interview with NDTV, Ramachandran opened up about the issue, saying, "No athlete has ever behaved like Sarita Devi. The athlete in question has had 14 years in boxing."
"It is natural for athletes to breakdown under certain circumstances. To be honest, Sarita's behaviour doesn't do good for IOA. With great difficulty we are back in the International fold," he said.