Sarita (60kg), who was banned for a year due to her emotional outburst at the Asian Games medal ceremony after losing a controversial semifinal bout, returned to the country from the Chinese city of Qian'an in the wee hours this morning.
The Manipuri fought three bouts and won two of them during the competition which featured rivals from hosts China, Korea, Mongolia and Thailand.
"I have been competing for so many years but this was my first competition after the ban. So, when I went to the ring for my first fight against Mongolia's Sowoderden, I cannot deny that I was nervous. Somewhere in my heart, I did feel that could I do it like earlier? There was self-doubt but then it took me just a few seconds into the fight to get over it," Sarita said.
"I had been preparing for this moment for the last three months and when I felt jittery, I told myself how hard I had worked to get back. That's how I fought the nervousness, which is natural when you are coming back," she added.

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