Greek judo champion Ioulietta Boukouvala claims she was bitten by her Cuban opponent after losing in the first round of the London Olympic Games on Monday.
The 29-year-old was quoted on Greek sports websites as saying Yurileidys Lupetey Cobas, who went on to win the contest, bit her on the hand and that she should have been penalised.
“Responsible for judging are the officials and the technical team of the Games. They must decide if she should have been penalized or disqualified from the match because she bit me,» Boukouvala told Greek reporters at the Games.
One of Greece’s leading hopes for London glory, the European silver medallist and gold medal winner in the World Grand Prix event in Amsterdam this year, Boukouvala showed reporters the hand she said was bitten by Cobas.
“I feel that injustice was done, that I was robbed. What can I say, I could be wrong. God will be my judge,» Boukouvala said. [AFP]