Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sanayev tried to do everything possible to defeat his opponent, Ravi Kumar of India, at the Tokyo 2020 Games. Kumar wasn’t expecting to deal with getting bit.
Sanayev lost to Kumar by fall, in a bantamweight match in freestyle wrestling on Wednesday at Tokyo’s Makuhari Messe Hall.
Footage shows Sanayev biting the hell out Kumar for several seconds and leaving a nasty mark.
Here’s the damning video:
In a statement on Thursday, the international wrestling governing body, United World Wresting (UWW), said that the bite action was prohibited, but unintentional.
“It was concluded that the action taken was an unintentional reaction,” UWW said.
“Based on the discussion and review of the incident no disciplinary action will be taken based on the conclusion of the incident.”
Wrestlers are forbidden to pull the hair, ears, genitals, pinch the skin, bite, twist fingers or toes of their opponents.