Almaty. August 10. Information Center - Silver-medalist
Ravi Dahiya on getting bit by Kazakh wrestler,’ He hugged me and said sorry
brother’: India’s Ravi Dahiya endured a painful bite on his biceps from
opponent Nurislam Sanayev during the Tokyo Olympics semifinal. After Ravi
Dahiya scripted one of the greatest comebacks on the mat, the pictures revealed
the deep bite mark on his right bicep, Inside Sport reports.
to the rules framed by the world governing body UWW, the chapter Prohibition
and Illegal Hold article 48 states that wrestlers are forbidden to pull the
hair, ears, genitals, pinch the skin, bite, twist fingers or toes of their
wrestlers are barred from performing actions, gestures, or holds with the
intention of torturing the opponent or making him suffer to force him to
withdraw. And if found guilty, the wrestlers can be penalized.
incident, when Ravi came for the weigh-in, Sanayev was already there He
approached Ravi and apologized.
came for the weigh-in the next day, Sanayev was already there. He came and
shook hands with me. I greeted him too because I had already forgotten
everything. He hugged me and said – ‘sorry brother’. I smiled and hugged him
back. We are friends. We also shared a few laughs on other topics,” the Olympic