BANNED FOR LIFETIME?
"Keputusan Pengadil Taekwondo Olimpik Disanggah Dengan Tendangan Ke Muka"
The biggest drama of the day came with Matos' response after being disqualified against Chilmanov.
Matos shoved the referee and kicked him in the head in a furious reaction.
The Cuban took gold in the 2000 Olympics, but he did not take kindly to being disqualified halfway through the bout for taking too long to return to action after an injury.
Matos was leading 3-2, when he fell to the mat after being hit by his opponent. Fighters have a maximum of one minute's break for injury, and the referee removed him from the competition as soon as the time elapsed.
Matos pushed and kicked the referee, drawing blood from the mouth, then attacked the Swedish judge before spitting on the floor and being escorted out of the arena.
Both Matos and his coach Leudis Gonzalez have been swiftly handed a lifetime ban from all World Taekwondo Federation championships, subject to confirmation by the International Olympic Committee.
"Pengadil kena serang, tak sempat nak block, atau tak tahu nak block sebab tak belajar, asyik main sparring je guna kaki. Semua yang terlibat bagaikan tidak ada pertimbangan, baik yang menyerang dan yang kena serang, ini padahnya terlalu bergantung kepada undang-undang bertulis kejohanan yang tak terbatas dengan timbang-tara pemikiran. "