Painful moment Olympic rugby sevens player yanks opponent back by her HAIR as she is shown yellow card
THE Olympic Games prides itself on fair play and top conduct as nations from around the world unite for the love of sport.
But there was no love lost between Canada and Brazil in the women’s rugby sevens on Thursday.
Tensions ran high in Tokyo as Canada romped to a 33-0 win in yesterday’s opening group stage match.
And one unlucky Canadian darting away for another try was stopped in a unique way by her opponent.
Brazilian player Bianca Silva knew she was not catching up to rival Charity Williams during an intense sprint.
And she instead made a wild lunge in an attempt to bring the Canadian ace down.
However, Silva ended up grabbing Williams' hair.
And she made sure the Canadian would make no further progress by giving it a hard and painful yank.
The shocking scene resulted in a yellow card and sin bin for Brazil's Silva.
And Williams' Canada had the final laugh as they started Tokyo 2020 with a resounding victory.
However, their second game against Fiji later in the day did not go according to plan.
Canada, who picked up bronze at Rio 2016, were beaten 26-12 on Thursday afternoon.
And they were then dumped out of the Games on Friday with a 31-0 loss to France.
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Canada had been on course to reach the quarter-finals.
But China’s unexpected 29-0 victory over Japan saw Canada narrowly drop out on points difference.
Ironically, the Maple Lead nation were then drawn against Brazil for a SECOND time, winning 45-0 to set up a decider against Kenya on Saturday to see who finishes in ninth place.
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