‘Shocking’: Kazakh wrestler Nurislam caught biting Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar during the semifinal bout, no action against him yet

Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya has progressed into the finals after an entertaining semifinal clash against Kazakh wrestler Nurislam. However, what Nurislam was caught doing on camera during the semis has left sports fans furious.

Ravi Kumar Dahiya
Ravi Kumar Dahiya

Tokyo 2020 is going on in full flow and we have come across some incredible games across sports. Athletes are putting up their 100% and are trying their best to make their respective countries proud. As far as wrestling is concerned, the Indian contingent has done a magnificent job thus far.

While Deepak Punia crashed out in the semis and is all set to fight his heart out for the coveted Bronze medal, Ravi Kumar Dahiya has progressed into the all-important finals after defeating the Kazakh wrestler Nurislam Sanayev in a dramatic semi-final. However, new facts are emerging about the game which has left many sports enthusiasts baffled and furious.

‘Shameful’: Nurislam called out by netizens for biting Ravi Kumar in the semifinal clash

Ravi Kumar Dahiya
Ravi Kumar Dahiya

Ravi Kumar was leading 2-1 in the first period, however, the Kazakh wrestler made a comeback and took a gigantic 2-9 lead after that. That’s when the Indian wrestler made a superb comeback after which Nurislam did something which should be termed as shameful.

When Nurislam was pinned down by Dahiya and was gasping for his breath, he was clearly seen biting Dahiya’s right hand which is obviously against the rules of the game. If it was a street fight, such an act would have still been tolerated, but at the biggest sporting event, the Kazah wrestler truly did an embarrassing act.

Moreover, what was even shocking was that Ravi went to the referee and showed him his hand which had a clear bit mark, but the referee didn’t take any major action. Moments later, Dahiya was named the winner and the whole turn of events were left ignored.

Needless to say, such an act demands a hefty penalty and the Olympic federation would be expected to take appropriate action. Earlier in the day, Dahiya stormed into the quarter-finals of the men’s freestyle 57kg category after thrashing Colombia’s Oscar Eduardo Tigreros Urbano, and then he went on to defeat Georgi Vangelov to progress into the semis.

Also read: Ravi Kumar Dahiya Breezes Through to Semifinals of 57kg Wrestling at Tokyo Olympics