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Devi's refusal of bronze medal regretful, says organising committee


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Incheon, South Korea (dpa) -- The decision of Indian boxer Sarita Devi to refuse her bronze medal at the Asian Games was criticised by the local organising committee on Thursday.

 

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this news has been highlighted a lot but its not a standalone incident happened. there are lot of cases during this years Asian games for ruling to go in favor of Koreans. which indeed is sad news.

 

i was reading couple of news paper and Facebook articles and some of the comments by people are pathetic and derogatory. what ever stand she took, i think she had all the right to do it. its her life and sacrifice so no one else other than her will feel what she felt when she lost it for whatever reason. training for years and sacrificing alot in the way with little or no support from your local sports committees one would really take it on heart.

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What about the Korean who sit in protest n the Seoul Olympics years ago, he was a bad sportsmanship too . I think the referee is afraid of home crowd not to give the decision to the Korean against the Indian.

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One of the worst decisions in boxing came in favour of the home boxer in the Olympics, the loser went on to be a multiple world champion. Roy jones junior sat in the ring for an hour but it did him no good. scandalous decision.

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The organising committee would be better spending their time viewing the tapes of the fight rather than trying to justify the obvious biased decision of the judges in favour for the Korean.

If this is the response of the organising committee to an incident that has sparked worldwide debates over this whole event, then this is proof enough in my opinion that Korea cannot seriously be considered for any future major events.

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