Exceeded my Own Expectations, Says Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist Sarita Devi

The 29-year-old Sarita Devi created history by becoming the first Indian woman boxer to get a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

updated: August 05, 2014 22:12 IST
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Sarita Devi celebrates her CWG semifinal win.


Mumbai: Boxer Sarita Devi on Tuesday said she exceeded her own expectations by winning a silver medal in the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as she had made a comeback to the sport after a gap of two years.

"I did better than my expectation because before the Commonwealth Games I thought I wouldn't be able to play as my body wasn't used to it (rigour) after a two-year break. I somehow started training after the trial. I went to Glasgow and I got the confidence," she said.

The Manipuri boxer was speaking at a media interaction organised by Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), the sports foundation which supports her.

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