India wanted to appeal against the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) decision to overturn a result that cost Vikas Krishan a quarter-final spot but the organisation said that the team did not have grounds to do so.
World amateur bronze medallist Krishan originally won his welterweight bout against Errol Spence 13-11 but after reviewing video footage, AIBA declared the American the winner. The governing body said its competition jury found Spence should have been awarded four additional points for fouls committed by the Indian, handing the US men a lifeline after the original result appeared to condemn them to their worst result at an Olympic Games.
“Under AIBA Technical & Competition Rules, the decision of the Competition Jury in relation to a protest is final, and cannot be appealed,” confirmed a spokesman for AIBA.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th, 2012.