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AIBA bans Sarita Devi

In this October 1, 2014 photo, Indian boxer Sarita Devi acknowledges the crowd after giving her bronze medal to South Korea's Park Ji-na, left, during the medal ceremony for the women’s light 60-kg division boxing at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon.  

Indian woman boxer L. Sarita Devi was on Wednesday handed a one-year ban by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games but the punishment is unlikely to hurt her career too badly as she would be available to compete in the 2016 Olympic qualifiers.

Sarita, who had refused to accept the medal to protest her controversial semifinal bout loss, has been banned retrospectively from October 1, 2014 to October 1, 2015 and fined 1000 swiss francs.

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