India lodge protest with Olympics organisers over Sangwan's bout
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, informed sports minister Ajay Maken.
Sangwan 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.
"Sumit Sangwan Bout Officially the protest is lodged. Let us hope for justice," Maken wrote on his twitter page.
"Sent an official with requisite $500 to formally lodge it," Maken added.
Indian boxing coach GS 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.
IABF secretary and acting Chef-de-Mission Muralidharan Raja said that the protest was Round 2 specific.
"The protest was specific to round two. We thought Sangwan should have got more points in that round," Raja said.