Mongolian Wrestling Coaches Strip in Protest After Rio Loss

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Two Mongolian wrestling coaches tore their clothes in protest off after their wrestler Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran lost the bronze medal match to Uzbekistan’s Ikhtiyor Navruzov at the Rio Olympics.

Toward the end of the 65kg freestyle wrestling match, it seemed like Mandakhnaran had won, and his coaches ran onto the mat to celebrate, USA Today reported. However, referees awarded the penalty point to Navruzov, causing the coaches to strip off their clothes in protest.

One coach took off his shirt while the other removed both his shirt and pants, standing on the mat in his underwear. Security eventually escorted them off the mat as the crowd shouted “Mongolia! Mongolia!”

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