India’s Devi banned for Asiad medal snub


NEW DELHI: Indian boxer Sarita Devi was banned for one year from the sport on Wednesday for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games in an extraordinary protest against judging decisions. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) barred Devi from competitions until October 1, 2015 and issued a fine of 1,000 Swiss francs ($1,038) over the outburst on the podium at the games. Devi, 29, who controversially lost after appearing to dominate her lightweight (60kg) Asiad semifinals bout against South Korean boxer Park Ji-Na in Incheon, tearfully refused to accept the bronze during the medal ceremony.



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