The comparisons to Mike Tyson are too easy, but ah, hell: Following an unexpected opening-round defeat in the women's 57kg tournament on Monday, Greek judo competitor Ioulietta Boukouvala is crying foul by alleging her opponent channeled Mike Tyson and bit her during their match.
Speaking to Greek reporters after her elimination, Boukouvala (pictured left) criticized match officials for not punishing Cuba's Yurileidys Lupetey Cobas after she allegedly bit Boukouvala on the hand.
"Responsible for judging are the officials and the technical team of the Games," Boukouvala, 28, told reporters, per the AFP. "They must decide if she should have been penalized or disqualified from the match because she bit me."
Instead, the decision held, and Lupetey Cobas was eliminated in the next round by Russia's Irina Zabludina. Boukouvala's first-round exit, meanwhile, goes down as a bit of an upset. She won gold at the World Grand Prix earlier this year and was also a European silver medalist in 2011.
"I feel that injustice was done, that I was robbed," she added. "What can I say, I could be wrong. God will be my judge."
This was Boukouvala's only event at the Olympics. She'll leave London empty-handed, or at least perhaps with a few bite marks.
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