Boxing coaches and Chef de Mission for India provisionally suspended by AIBA following Devi scandal
On October 1, 2014, after the 57-60 kg semi-finals for Women’s Boxing at the 17th Asian Games1 in Incheon, Sarita Devi rejected her medal and attempted to present it to the silver medalist, South Korea’s Park Ji-Na. Through this action, Devi was protesting that she deserved the medal and had won the fight, though the judges unanimously ruled in Ji-Na’s favor.2
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Manali is currently a third year (3L) JD Candidate at the University of Maine School of Law. She was the COO at LawInSport and continues to be an executive contributor of the editorial board for LawInSport. She holds an LLM in Sports Law from Nottingham Law School (Nottingham Trent University). She is currently the legal extern for the Professional Collegiate League, and also serves as an intern for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Manali previously researched on sports and society in India, specifically focusing on the influence of sport on the gender divide in India. She joined LawInSport in September 2013 as a research assistant providing updates on Indian sports law.