Sarita was handed a one-year ban by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games after losing a controversial semifinal bout.
     
Sarita had cried bitterly on the podium and had even tried to hand her bronze to silver-medalist South Korean Park Ji-Na, to whom she had lost in the semis. The Indian later had to tender unconditional apologies to both the Games organizing committee and AIBA for her actions.
     
She was nonetheless banned retrospectively from October 1, 2014 to October 1, 2015 and fined 1000 swiss francs. “Now I'm training much harder than before. I have many
expectations to fulfill.”

“Right now I'm training under the watchful eyes of former Olympian and Asian Games Gold Medallist Dingko Singh. My first target is to win the world title next year and qualify for the Rio Olympics and there again win a bright gold medal for the country," she said.
     
The 30-year-old lightweight (60kg) boxer is eying next year's World Championships as her comeback competitive event.
     
"World Championship next year would be my comeback event which is also going to be the qualifying event for the Rio Olympics. I'm going to Liverpool for training for a few weeks before the World Championship," said the Manipuri lightweight boxer.

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