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New Delhi, Dec 17 Troubled Indian female boxer Sarita Devi was banned for one year by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for refusing to accept the Asian Games bronze medal earlier this year. The world boxing body also handed down a two-year ban on India’s foreign coach B.I. Fernandez, while clearing national coach G.S. Sandhu, a Boxing India (BI) official said. Also Read - AIBA Threatens BFI With Suspension on Delay Over International Dues; Latter Promises to Clear Debts by May 20

Sarita lost her semi-finalists’ bout of the women’s lightweight competition at Incheon Asiad and refused to accept her medal, insisting on giving it to the victor, Jina Park of South Korea, at the presentation ceremony. Also Read - AIBA Alleges Boxing Federation of India Yet to Pay Hosting Fee For 2018 World Championships