Well, this certainly doesn't appear to be in the 'Olympic Spirit', does it?
Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya was left with huge teeth marks on his bicep after he was bitten by his opponent during their 57kg semi-final in Tokyo.
Dahiya was trailing 2-9 going into the final three minutes of his clash with Kazakhstani Nurislam Sanayev.
Incredibly, the 23-year-old dug deep and somehow managed to produce one of the best comebacks we've seen at the Games this year and arguably one of India's greatest ever moments on the Olympic stage.
The Indian fan favourited ended up pinning his opponent to clinch the gold medal in the dying embers of the bout.
Realising that he was about to lose the match, Sanayev tried everything in his power to break free of the pin and even deployed a dirty tactic of biting his rival in the arm.
Today, Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya was bitten by Kazakhstan's wrestler Nurislam Sanayev in semi-final at Olympics.- Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) August 4, 2021
Even after that, Dahiya didn't even flinch and, finally, he won & assured medal for India. pic.twitter.com/90UIEqB9IE
The last gasp attempt to free himself backfired massively as Dahiya fought through the pain barrier to secure an emphatic victory.
After successfully pinning his opponent to clinch the win, Dahiya complained to the referee but his appeals fell on deaf ears.
"I had no business conceding that much lead against Sanayev. I am not happy with it," he said after the bout.
"I still have some unfinished business to do. I came with a target here and that is not complete yet (winning gold)."
Superb effort, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, that was such a power packed performance. You gave your everything on the mat and we are all very proud of you.- Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 5, 2021
Congratulations on the silvermedal.#Olympics #Tokyo2020 #Wrestling pic.twitter.com/IJXmashU2x
Dahiya went on to face reigning world champion Zavur Uguev of Russia in the final, falling agonisingly short of winning a historic gold for his country but still returning home with a silver wrapped round his neck.
Interestingly, though, this doesn't appear to be the first time that a biting incident has marred an Olympic event in Tokyo.
Earlier in the Games, Moroccan boxer Youness Baalla was overcome with frustration during his bout against David Nyika and proceeded to sink his teeth into the New Zealander while the pair were in a clinch.
But, just like the case with Dahiya and Sanayev, the official missed the bite altogether and it went unpunished.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya is a remarkable wrestler! His fighting spirit and tenacity are outstanding. Congratulations to him for winning the Silver Medal at #Tokyo2020. India takes great pride in his accomplishments.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 5, 2021
Ravi Kumar Dahiya, you are Indian hero! You have made India proud by winning Olympic Silver medal !!- Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 5, 2021
Hearty Congratulations on the great performance at the #Tokyo2020 Olympics #Cheer4India :flag_in: pic.twitter.com/OuthaKWzRI
Incredible Ravi Dahiya!- Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 5, 2021
The way you fought for India's glory is truly exceptional. Your hard work has created a Golden history.
We are extremely proud of you. All the very best for your future endeavours. #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/babV8igpVw
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