That's a bit of a jump. In a life-or-death situation, you would of course make an aggressive move to get out of the way. Yet, actions should be proportional to the stimulus. If I am in my car and suddenly realize there is a pot hole ahead of me, I do not have the right to intentionally hit a child to avoid the pot hole. It would lack proportion.
Poistogova was not in a life-or-death situation. Her actions should be proportional to the situation. In this situation, Montano was fading hard and impeding Poistogova forward progress. If Poistogova just kept moving over and made incidental contact with Ajee, that would have been proportional. Instead, she chose to wind up and throw hard elbows at Ajee to force her out of the lane. That lacks proportion and was too aggressive. I'm not sure if it rises to the level of a DQ, yet it was too much.
um, montano had one foot in lane 3 and one foot in lane 2. and she was moving toward lane 3. the russian didn't know when montano the slowly moving wall would cease her rightward tilt so the russian had to get out of the way.
Russian was way too aggressive tho.
I agree with this. If a car is barreling towards you and you need to get out of the way, you don't politely ask the person next to you, "pardon me, but can I please move us out of the way so we both don't get killed?" You just do it.
In the spur of the moment, Poistogova had to do what she had to do to get out of the way of the impending collision, which was caused by the American.