Boxer Sarita Devi Suspended for Asian Games Protest

Updated: 22 October 2014 19:54 IST

Sarita Devi, her coaches Gurbaksh Sandhu, Sagar Dhayal and Blax Iglesias Fernandes and India's chef de mission Adile Sumariwala have been barred by the AIBA from its events until further notice. Sarita had refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal.

Boxer Sarita Devi Suspended for Asian Games Protest
Sarita Devi cries during the medal ceremony. She refused to accept her bronze medal. © AFP

L. Sarita Devi has been provisionally suspended by boxing's international governing body for rejecting her Asian Games bronze medal at the podium following her controversial semifinal loss at Incheon. (Don't regret Asian Games protest, had thought of quitting: Sarita Devi to NDTV)

AIBA announced on Wednesday that it was also barring coaches Gurbaksh Sandhu, Sagar Dhayal and Blax Iglesias Fernandes and India's chef de mission Adile Sumariwala from its events until further notice. (Apologised for the sake of the nation: Sarita Devi)

AIBA says the case has been sent to its disciplinary committee for review and the boxer and officials "will not be allowed to participate in the AIBA Women's World boxing championships" at Jeju, South Korea, later in the year.

The disciplinary case against Devi, who protested against the scoring in her semifinal bout with a South Korean boxer, commenced within hours of the medal ceremony in the women's 60-kilogram class.

Topics : Boxing
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