16-year-old Korean figure skater Lim Eun-soo is calling for an investigation, claiming her 22-year-old American rival, Mariah Bell, intentionally cut her with a skate.
Eun-soo was reportedly warming up at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Japan when Bell slashed her with a skate from behind. According to TMZ, Eun-soo’s agent described the incident to Agence France-Presse:
“Lim was slowly skating on the edge of the rink after completing her turn. Mariah Bell, who was scheduled to rehearse after Lim, suddenly kicked and stabbed Lim’s calf with her skate blades.”
“Mariah Bell didn’t apologize to Lim Eun-soo after the incident and instead continued to rehearse for her routine.”
Her agent has reportedly gone to the Korean Skating Union to ask for a formal investigation, while also claiming Bell bullied Eun-soo for months during their training together in Los Angeles.
As for Eun-Soo, she reportedly suffered a gash that required medical attention—and STILL finished in 5th place, one spot ahead of Bell, TMZ reports.