Greek judo champion Ioulietta Boukouvala suffered an unexpected defeat in Monday's 57kg tournament. She has called foul by claiming her Cuban opponent bit her during the competitive bout.
Ioulietta Boukouvala, 29, who won a gold medal at the World Grand Prix earlier this year, has alleged that during Monday's Olympic judo bout her Cuban rival, Yurileidys Lupetey Cobas, bit her on the hand.
Ekathimerini reported Boukouvala showed reporters the hand she said Cobas bit, saying that the Cuban should have been penalized for the foul. Boulkouvala said "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."
The athlete went on to add "I feel that injustice was done, that I was robbed. What can I say, I could be wrong. God will be my judge."
The 57kg judo tournament was Boukouvala's only event at the Olympics.