Why India’s Women Boxer Sarita Devi Rejected to Wear Asian Games Bronze Medal


Incheon Asian Games 2014 Bronze medalist, Indian boxer Sarita Devi will face disciplinary action after she refused to accept and wear the awarded bronze medal. Sarita broke down on the podium during the Asian Games medal ceremony while continuously saying NO at the award.

The reason: Sarita lost on points against South Korea's  Ji Na Park in a bout where she was the dominant boxer.

Sarita Devi Bronze Medal At The Podium

After the said ceremony, Sarita Devi released the following statements:

"It has been 24 hours and not one official has come to speak with me and ask me if I am fine. They just come here to take photos with medalists and nothing else."

"I kept my child away from me to train hard. When a player trains hard and something controversial like this happens, it is very sad."



Watch the video below of the controversial fight between Sarita Devi Laishram vs Ji Na Park at the semifinal of 2014 Asian Games



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