WATCH: Two Indian skaters come to blows during national competition
MANGALURU: A shocking incident occurred during India’s National Skating Championships in Mangaluru, Karnataka when two skaters indulged in a fist fight just before the finish line.
As shown in the video, the skaters, who have been identified as Rohit and Ankit, started to fight in full public view, forcing the referee to intervene in order to separate them.
The skating federation has reportedly launched an enquiry into the whole incident after the video of the two athletes fighting went viral on social media.
The news agency quotes the federation version that they were looking to find out which skater is responsible for the incident and would subsequently deal with the culprit.
Initial investigation revealed that one of the skaters intentionally pushed the other skater which led to both of them skidding. A fight between them soon followed after the incident took place.
It is also reported that this was a sort of revenge from one of the skaters, who was assaulted by the other about a year ago.