India has lodged an official protest with the London Games organisers after pugilist Sumit Sangwan crashed out of the Olympics in the men’s light heavyweight category in London on Monday, the protest filed by India in this regards was turned down by the Olympics organizer.
Boxer Sumit Sangwan on Monday found himself on the wrong side of the judges’ scoring pattern as the boxer, despite dominating the second and third rounds, did not get enough points for his efforts, eventually losing the bout 14-15 against Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino of Brazil.
Sports Minister Ajay Maken wrote on his twitter page, “Sumit Sangwan Bout; Officially the protest is lodged. Let us hope for justice,” ”Sent an official with requisite USD 500 to formally lodge it,” Maken added.
Indian boxing coach G S Sandhu, however, did not sound too optimistic about the complaint and said that nothing comes out of such protest
“It was a disappointing result. Sangwan fought well and it was a close bout. We have lodged a protest but generally nothing comes out of such protest,” said Sandhu.