Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Shocking scenes see Nurislam Sanayev bite Ravi Kumar Dahiya during wrestling semi-final
Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev was caught sinking his teeth into his opponent in a shocking incident during their freestyle wrestling semi-final. Sanayev bit India's Ravi Kumar Dahiya during their match with pictures showing a large mark on Dahiya's arm. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+.
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Dahiya had overturned a 9-2 deficit and had Sanayev pinned to the mat. It was then that Sanayev sunk his teeth into Dahiya’s bicep, leaving a nasty mark, but it was not enough to force the Indian wrestler to release his takedown.
With pictures showing the extent of the injury, Dahiya was given an ice pack for the bite and went on to compete in the final – which he narrowly lost to Russia’s Zaur Uguev.
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Speaking after the match, Dahiya admitted he was frustrated with his performance against Sanayev, but made no mention of the biting incident.
“I had no business conceding that much lead against Sanayev. I am not happy with it,” Dahiya told Press Trust of India.
“I still have some unfinished business to do. I came with a target here and that is not complete yet.”