BANGKOK – Thai badminton player Bodin Issara has been banned for two years after a fight with former doubles partner Maneepong Jongjit.
And Jongjit has also been suspended for three months by the Badminton World Federation for his part in the incident, which occurred during the men’s doubles final in last month’s Canada Open .
Issara was seen chasing Jongjit around the arena and then raining several blows to his body after catching up with him.
The pair, who reached the quarter-finals at the London 2012 Olympics together, were competing against each other having ended their partnership earlier this year.
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