As the final match of Kumite (sparring) female -55 kg category between Spain’s Cristina Ferrer Garcia and Ukraine’s Anzhelika Terluyga finished 2:3 in Anzhelika’s favor, the Spanish coach requested the video review for the action in the last 2 seconds, as Spanish athlete didn’t get the point (yuko). As screen shots clearly show, there was no point made by the Spanish competitor. However, the referees decided to give her a point for a total miss-hit. With the score of 3:3 now, Spanish athlete was awarded a win by the vote of the referees.
This failure is ever more embarrassing for the Karate community, because the tournament was attended by IOC representatives.