RIO2016: What the world`s media reacted to protest of two Mongolian coaches


2016-08-22 10:48 GMT+8

State Honored Athlete G.Mandakhnaran has lost the bronze medal match in men`s freestyle 65 kg by penalty point after the finish of the match. He lost to Uzbekistan’s Ikhtiyor Navruzov. 

Media around the world are reacting to the protest of two Mongolian coaches after the match. They took their clothes off at the mat and here`s what media said:

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Los Angeles time, 

The sudden turn of events enraged the Mongolian coaches. One removed his shirt in front of the judges’ table and flexed. The other took off his shirt and pants, wearing only a pair of underwear.

"This was a protest," one of the coaches, Byambarenchin Bayaraa, said. "There was a problem with the refereeing.

"Three million people in Mongolian waited for this bronze medal and now we have no medal ... 100% of the stadium supported us."


"Ganzorig, leading Ikhtiyor Navruzov by seven points to six, taunted his opponent by dancing around him in the last 18 seconds of their 65kg match and was then carried around the ring in triumph by one of his coaches".

Twitter user Daniel Rubenstein tweeted that was the best moment of the day. 

While USA Wrestling says "this is such a shame. Don`t know what I `m watching".

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