Why British boxer Ben Whittaker refused to wear his silver and stuffed it into his pocket?

A British boxer stunned an Olympic audience on Wednesday night when he refused point-blank to wear his medal on the podium.



There were four medallists on the podium instead of three as the bronze medal was shared with Imam Khataev of the Russian Olympic Committee and Loren Berto Alfonso Dominguez of Azerbaijan. The boxing event doesn’t have a bronze medal match due to short recovery times.

He produced his medal from his pocket and reluctantly held it for the photographers as the other three boxers hugged and smiled for the cameras, with medals around their necks.

Asked by Storiesia.com why he hadn’t worn his medal, Whittaker said: ‘Yeah, so, I didn’t win a gold.

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