The match was filled with tense moments prior to the bite. At one point Kvyatkovskyy was in on a single leg and instead of working to finish, did a spin designed with the explicit intent of injuring. Think of a 1 legged leg lace.
Kvyatkovskyy looking to wrench the knee/ankle of Molinaro.
Molinaro forced to take injury time and give up a point.
Things ramped up when Molinaro scored the go-ahead takedown late in the 2nd period. Molinaro scored and began to go to work on top, his arm was near Kvyatkovskyy's mouth and he took a bite of the Gorilla Hulk.
International wrestling superfan and FloWrestling contributor Andrew Spey had a few clutch pictures of the bite.
Om nom nom nom pic.twitter.com/WqddDnN9WB— Keystaroslav Clasek (@SpeyWrestle) August 21, 2016
Molinaro attempted to show the officials, but no punishment came Kvyatkovskyy's way.
In the end, it didn't make a bit of difference. Molinaro kept his lead and punched his ticket to the Bronze Medal match against Italy's Frank Chamizo. Frank would lose by a point, but was in on the winning takedown late.
Lesson here, don't bite Frank Molinaro.
Bader and CP touched on the bite in the below video.
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