Sarita Devi in Trouble, Boxing Career Faces a Knockout Punch: World Body

Sarita Devi faces a long ban from the international boxing association for refusing to accept her Asian Games bronze medal after a controversial bout vs South Korea's J Park.

Updated: November 12, 2014 20:47 IST
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A file pic of Sarita Devi.
A file picture of Sarita Devi from the Asian Games in Incheon.


Boxer Sarita Devi, who refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in a protest over the judging can expect a heavy punishment, the head of the sport's governing body AIBA said on Wednesday. The world body has hinted that Sarita's international career may be over.

L. Sarita Devi lost in the semifinals of the women's lightweight competition at Incheon, South Korea, in September, and tried to give her medal to her opponent at the presentation ceremony as a protest. Devi and three coaches received indefinite bans taking in the current women's world championships in South Korea pending a final ruling of a disciplinary commission. (Sarita says sorry, Boxing India appeal to World Body against ban)

AIBA president CK Wu said that the commission will make its ruling "very soon" and forecast a strong penalty.

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