Short track speed skater Sjinkie Knegt disqualified for obscene gesture towards Russia's Viktor Ahn
The incident happened at the European Championships in Dresden
Monday 20 January 2014
Three-time Olympic short track gold medallist Viktor Ahn was left to celebrate after leading Russia to team relay glory at the European Championship in Dresden, but it seems that his rival Sjinkie Knegt was far from happy with defeat.
So much so, that Knegt immediately raised both his middle fingers in the direction of Ahn, displaying an obscene gesture for all to see that unsurprisingly led to his disqualification. Knegt also kicked out in Ahn's direction, although he was far enough away that he wouldn't connect with his opponent with the sharp blade on his ice skates.
The European Championships represents the final major tournament before next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. Both Knegt and Ahn will compete in the short track speed skating, and fans will be watching closely to see if Knegt has learnt his lesson.
Despite Knegt appearing to give the two-finger salute in sheer anger, it could well have been an attempt to ramp up the interest ahead of their next meeting in Russia. One things for sure, not many of you will want to miss the short track speed skating when it kicks off on February 10.
You can watch the video of the full race below (Go to 6:35 to watch the final three laps unfold as Ahn and Knegt battle for the lead):
Latest in Sport
Michael Schumacher: Ferrari president Luca Cordero di Montezemolo admits he is still in shock over ski accident
Jose Mourinho claims Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid team-mates spend too much time looking in the mirror
Is this the cutest pitch invasion ever? Brazil squad embrace young South African fan in heartwarming scenes after friendly match
QPR financial results: Rangers face huge fine in top flight of debtors
World Cup 2014: Sam Wallace picks his England squad - is there a place for Andy Carroll, and who wins the battle between Luke Shaw and Ashley Cole?
- 3 Italian pensioner hires an escort who turns out to be his son's girlfriend
- 4 Orgasm machine to deliver climax at the push of a button
- 5 Channel 4 announces two-hour TV show to be broadcast 'Live from Space' later this month
Apple's Tim Cook: Business isn’t just about making profit
Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime
Ukraine crisis: New navy chief 'defects' and surrenders Crimean HQ as Putin claims ultranationalists forced intervention
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
£12000 per annum: Inspiring Interns: A small but growing chain of boutique hot...
£12000 per annum: Inspiring Interns: The company works with Tier 1 FTSE 100 Ba...
£45 - 60k Per Annum: Charter Selection: Highly profitable leisure brand, marke...
£30000 - £50000 per annum + Highly Competitive Salary: Austen Lloyd: Residenti...