Speedskater disqualified over rude gesture

Last updated 12:31 21/01/2014

Dutch speedskater Sjinkie Knegt, 'flips the bird' after coming second.

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FLIPPING OUT: Sports stars often show emotion - but speedskater Sjinkie Knegt took it to a new level after losing.

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Sports stars often show emotion at the finish - but speedskater Sjinkie Knegt took it to a new level after losing a race.

The Sochi-bound Dutchman lost to Russia's Victor Ahn at the ISU European Short Track speed skating Championships - and immediately showed the victor what he thought.

The double bird salute has had other ramifications for Knegt - he was later disqualified for the rude gesture.

The athletes will renew their rivalry when the Winter Olympics start next month.

 

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