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AIBA banned Indian boxer Laishram Sarita Devi for one year

Dec 17, 2014 17:04 IST

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) on 17 December 2014 banned the Indian boxer Laishram Sarita Devi  for one year for not accepting her bronze medal at Asian Games 2014 medal ceremony.

Laishram Sarita Devi  was also fined one thousand Swiss Franc for the act. India's foreign coach Blas Iglesias Fernandes was also banned for two-year for standing by Sarita during her protest.

Both of them were banned with effect from 1 October 2014, the day of medal ceremony of the games.

Moreover, AIBA's disciplinary committee also banned Sarita's personal coach Lenin Meitei for a year and suspended her husband Thoiba Singh from the ringside for two years.

Background
Citing wrong judgment from referees, Sarita at the podium ceremony of Asian Games 2014 tried to give her medal to her opponent as a mark of protest.

Thereafter, AIBA had suspended Laishram Sarita Devi  from all competitions after she refused to wear her bronze medal following her semifinal loss to South Korea's Ji Na Park at Incheon in October 2014.

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