AIBA – the Giant Cockroach

The issue of Sarita Devi, and Amateur International Boxing Association is not like Arsenic poison. That kills at once. Nor is it like Lead poisoning. This is on going and accumulative. But I consider this once instance as Leading to Lead Poisoning of Continued Bad judgements, and at present, like the Burr under a Poor horse’s saddle. I am helping in Not letting it die down, of course! This affair have innumerable videos and writeups. I offer this Well written article from http://www.emirates247.com/

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Scuffles broke out and Mongolia lodged an official protest as controversial decisions in favour of home boxers caused chaotic scenes at the Asian Games in South Korea on Tuesday.

Sarita Devi best

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South Korea’s Park Ji-Na (right) wins her bout with India’s Laishram Sarita Devi in the women’s boxing light 57-60kg semifinal match during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on September 30, 2014. (AFP)

Below is the continuation of the post. I have edited it for Brevity. Full Reference at bottom.

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The husband of Indian lightweight Sarita Devi launched an expletive-laden tirade and tangled with security after South Korea’s Park Ji-Na was controversially awarded their semi-final bout.

But the International Boxing Association (AIBA) rejected the protest, saying it was not possible to appeal against judges’ decisions.

Later there was more drama when Indian light flyweight Devendro Singh Laishram battered South Korea’s Shin Jong-Hun almost into submission in the final round after controlling most of their fight.

Yet the Korean won the quarter-final with a unanimous points verdict, which was greeted with more loud booing.

Mongolia’s chef de mission Badmaanyambuu Bat Erdene called it a “very sad day”.

“We want to see fair play in sport,” Bat Erdene told AFP.

“For some of these athletes they have only one chance for a gold medal and it has been cruelly taken away from them.”.

Earlier, Commonwealth Games silver medallist Devi dominated her fight and when Park was given the win, it sparked jeers and a melee which prompted the arrival of police.

The India team’s Cuban coach Blas Iglesias Fernandez called for the judges to be sacked. “I hope all these judges that made this decision are thrown out of the tournament,” he said.

Demchigjav Zagdsuren, president of the Mongolia National Olympic Commmittee, called for “fair play” at the boxing competition. “We wish to have fair play and true judging in boxing for the sporting spirit of the games,” he said in a statement.

“We have zero tolerance for misjudging in boxing competitions.”

In the first bout of the day, Icon and five-times world champion Mary Kom too was angry at Devi’s result. “Of course Park won, because she is Korean,” she told Indian TV.

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This from me: “Can there be Anything More Insulting than what Mary Kom said? IABA officials are people Without Honour.”

Ref:

http://www.emirates247.com/sports/other/asian-games-scuffles-protests-over-controversial-boxing-decisions-2014-09-30-1.564731

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