An absurd act of forgetting the basics of sportsmanship occurred in an athletic event that should be fair.
Police have launched an ugly case after an American teenage wrestler unexpectedly punched his opponent in the face while making a gesture to shake hands after losing a match.
According to reports from local media outlets such as Fox News and TMZ on the 19th (Korean time), the incident took place on the 9th at ‘Beat The Streets’ held at Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. . It is an event for young amateur wrestlers between the ages of 8 and 18 years old.
Video taken by a spectator at the event shows SPAR Academy’s Cooper Corder and Maine West High School’s Hafid Alicia finishing on the mat in the 125-128 pound (56.7-58.0 kg) freestyle third-place finisher. There is a scene where you do, and you can see the situation suddenly change. 안전놀이터
The match was won 14-2 by SPAR Academy Cooper Coder. As is customary in wrestling, the referee called both wrestlers to the center of the arena. When the two shook hands, it was to declare victory for the coder.
However, Alicia, the loser in the blue uniform, was about to shake hands and suddenly swung her right fist and hit Coder in the face. Something completely unexpected happened in an instant. The coder in the orange uniform collapsed on the mat as if in shock. The victim’s parents jumped on the mat, looked at their son, and shouted at the assailant. The referee took action to prevent the situation from escalating.
According to TMZ, the victim sustained a broken nose. He has to wear a mask until he is completely cured. However, it is generally known to be in good condition.
“The victim has already returned to training,” SPAR Academy founder Justin Pearch told TMZ.
Regarding the situation at the time, “As you know, a wrestling match can be overheated, but there was no cause for the opponent to make a wrong decision in the process of punching.” will,” he said.
A spokeswoman for the Oak Park Police Department said today that the case is being investigated and that the parents of the two minors are cooperating.