Wu Yanni made a big deal! Indian officials angered the Chinese home and said something very nasty
The hurdle goddess Wu Yanni's rush is still fermenting, and although Wu Yanni's race result was cancelled and India's Yaraji, the third runner to pass the finish line, won the silver medal, the Indian side still seems unhappy with the fair penalty of the organizing committee. Because Asian Championship champion Yalagi believes that he was severely affected by the "shock" of being sent off, he lost the possibility of competing with Lin Yuwei for the gold medal.
Regarding the women's 100-meter hurdles snatch at the Hangzhou Asian Games, the reports of major authoritative media are discrepancies, some media say that the Indian side has appealed, and some media say no. According to the information currently available, when the referee was about to send Yaraj off, the Indian Athletics Association appealed, but after the match, the Indian Athletics Association did not appeal and accepted the silver medal result.
The Hindustan newspaper described the race as follows: "China's Wu Yanni was disqualified for a running error. She seemed to have accepted the decision and quietly waved goodbye to the stands. But the dramatic incident began shortly after, when technical officials also tried to disqualify Yarraj. The visibly disgruntled, confused and angry Indian athlete walked up to the monitor and began arguing with officials. The competition was suspended for more than 10 minutes and resumed, and the qualification of the two athletes will be cancelled after the competition. Yarraj trailed China's Lin Yuwei and Wu Yanni in 12.91 seconds, but within half an hour, her bronze medal was upgraded to silver, and Wu Yanni was eventually disqualified. ”
The Indian side protested by head coach Radhakrishnam Nair and deputy head of the delegation, Ravinder Shodari, who questioned whether she should be allowed to remain on the track after an apparent foul on Wu Yanni. Bobby George, vice president of the Indian Athletics Association and former long jumper, said: "The rules clearly state that if a start is wrong, whoever leaves the venue first will be disqualified. Yaraj's hand was still on the ground, and the Chinese athlete was already one and a half steps ahead of her. We protested even before the game restarted, paying a $100 protest fee. ”
Athletics Association of India President Adil Sumarivala told reporters that the IAAF raised the matter to the "highest level" and must seek a reasonable solution: "We need to make sure that this kind of thing does not repeat itself, the rules are clear, we must follow the rules." We didn't understand why Yaraj was punished and then why the Chinese athletes were later released, so we decided to protest. ”
Yarraj, who is playing her final international match of the season, claimed she would have performed much better without distractions: "Obviously, everything that happened distracted me. This is my last international game of the season and I want to finish it with a very strong result. But everything that happened really disrupted my rhythm and I think it's important for every athlete to fight for their rights, and that's what I did there. I didn't run away, so I went to the referee to find out why I was disqualified. I didn't think much about it until the game resumed. Actually, I was a little dazed (brain blank) and just ran down. Hopefully next season I can do better. ”
George, vice-president of the Indian Athletics Association, complained: "I've witnessed a lot of national and international competitions, but no one has taken so long to decide on a penalty. I can't understand why the referee took so long. When they disqualified Yaraj, the entire Indian camp collapsed. This, of course, also affected Yarraj, who needed a lot of mental strength to get back into the game and win a medal. ”
Another Indian official, who asked not to be named, used the topic to viciously attack Chinese sports, saying: "The Indian delegation expected trouble in China before the Asian Games. We have an internal joke - anything can happen in China. So, we are always vigilant. We have officials present at every game and you never know when it's going to happen. ”