Bad Wigins wrote:
Kupers was clearly impeding, intentionally or not, by suddenly heading backwards into Aman. Aman did the right thing, a light shove to the shoulder, to prevent a collision that would likely have tripped them both.
The only alternative would have been to suddenly slow down himself, passing the problem on to the runner behind him and potentially causing an even bigger pileup. As it turned out, nobody tripped, and only Aman's position was compromised. Kupers finished dead last as he was already going to.
A "light shove to the shoulder" is not the "right thing" to do when you are trying to squeeze inside along the rail and the space closes. The right thing to do is to find another way around, preferably on the outside!
This is very simple: it is like rear-ending someone while driving. No matter how stupidly the other person may be acting, the rules are clear that blame for collisions goes to the rearmost party. Kupers did not physically throw himself backward against Aman's hand.
Is Aman well-known for dirty racing?