|With 44 seconds left, Khashbaatar (in white) was "awarded" three times with penalty for being more active, while defending Legrand (in blue) stays "clean"|
|Ts. Khashbaatar (Mongolia)|
Latest victim was Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar who competed in weight category of 73 kg at Judo Senior World Championship 2013 in Brazil. His opponent was the French judoka Ugo Legrand whom the judge did a favor by punishing the Mongolian judoka in the beginning with 2 penalties within a minute for "no reason". The match ended scoreless, but Tsagaanbaatar was "defeated" because of these unjustified and excessive penalties given by the judge. With that, Tsagaanbaatar was "robbed" of his possibility maybe to win in his group B and qualify for the semifinal and then who knows what. He is a top athlete in his weight category and was a World Champion once.
With all due respect, I must say that Legrand went all the way to Silver thanks to the support and sympathy given by certain judges, especially by the one who oversaw the match with Khashbaatar.
|U. Legrand (France)|
One example: In the woman's 57 kg repechage match between the Japanese Anzu Yamamoto and the Slovene Vlora Bedeti, Yamamoto got her second penalty score when she was more active than her opponent, being all over her. In contrary Bedeti got not punished for being passive. I see here a discrimination based on the color of skin. There is no other explanation, unless there was a bribery issue. This judge "robbed" the Bronze medal from Yamamoto and gave it to Bedeti by punishing the Japanese 3 times straight with the penalty (shido score). In the last minutes he gave Bedeti 2 penalties pretending he was fair to both. No, he wasn't!
|With 55 seconds left, Yamamoto was punished with three penalties for doing all the hardwork and going forward|
Until then let's keep pretending that we all don't tolerate any kind of discrimination in sports and that everything is fair and just.