Rio de Janeiro: In a bizarre protest, two Mongolian coaches stripped off their clothes after their wrestler Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran was denied a win by the judges. Mandakhnaran missed his bronze for running away from his opponent in the last moments of the game to celebrate his ‘anticipated’ victory.
The incident took place on Sunday when Ganzorig was leading Uzbekistan’s Ikhtiyor Navruzov by seven points to six and in his excitement started dancing around the ring even before the final whistle went off.
Judges then penalised the Mongolian for not engaging with opponent during the match and adjusted the score to 7-7. By virtue of last point, Ikhtiyor Navruzov was announced the winner of the match triggering the protest from the coaches.