There are certain sports where there is no need for judges, and you won’t find many protests in an event like the long jump.
Then there’s wrestling, where judges score the bout and someone is often left angered. In the case of Mongolian Mandakhnaran Ganzorig it was two people, his coaches, who were so enraged by the judge’s decision that they went ‘Full Monty’.
Here’s Huffington Post:
Ganzorig, leading Ikhtiyor Navruzov by seven points to six, taunted his opponent by dancing around him in the last few seconds of their 65kg match and was then carried around the ring in triumph by one of his coaches.
But the judges then adjusted the score to 7-7, penalizing [sic] the Mongolian for ‘fleeing the hold’, or refusing to engage with his opponent. They then added a further point to the Uzbek’s score after the Mongolian corner challenged the decision and had the challenge rejected.
Ganzorig crouched head down on the mat in disbelief at the reversal as both coaches advanced toward the judges, stripped off their shirts and shoes and hurled them to the floor.
Mongolia may have been denied the medal they were after, but it’s a moment that will live on in Olympic folklore.
It was a different scenario that led to this wonderful exchange, Japanese wrestler Risako Kawai celebrating her gold by taking down her coach.
I’ve watched this like 10 times. pic.twitter.com/wyS9kUfSRP
— Mandy Brown (@aworkinglibrary) August 19, 2016
How about this for being stoked with the bronze medal in the men’s mountain biking?
Carlos Coloma Nicholas totally grabbed his junk coming across the line for 3rd
Is anyone talking about this? pic.twitter.com/tz4xcV39OK
— burt hoovis (@hoovis) August 22, 2016
Finally a third video to put a smile on the dial, Usain Bolt joking around with a reporter:
— LaPrimeraHora de TDJ (@Laprimerahora) August 19, 2016
I wonder if he’s still in as good a mood, given that he may have a rather angry girlfriend on his hands (HERE).
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