Do you agree with the Official Ruling after seeing this video?
France’s Aurelie Muller, wearing the white cap, has been stripped of her silver medal after she is seen grappling with Italy’s Rachele Bruni in what was an incredibly close finish to the Women’s 10km open-water swim…
‘It was a full on wrestling match!’ French silver medallist GRAPPLES Italian swimmer out of the way in womens’ water marathon – and is stripped of her title
The silver medallist of the women’s marathon 10km has been disqualified after she wrestled with another competitor who came third.
The drama happened as France’s Aurelie Muller and Italy’s Rachele Bruni crossed the line.
Muller appeared to grapple Bruni out of the way in the nail-bitingly close finish, to come second.
But her glory was short-lived as she was stripped of her medal-winning position for her role in the incident.
British swimmer Keri-Anne Payne originally placed eighth in the gruelling event, but was bumped up to seventh after Muller’s disqualification.