WATCH: Mongolian wrestling coaches strip in protest at judges' decision

They made their point!

BY Raf Diallo 20:49 Sunday 21 August 2016, 20:49 21 Aug 2016

A coach of Mongolia's wrestler Mandakhnaran Ganzorig take off their clothes in protest against the decision of the jury to award the bronze medal to Uzbekistan's Ikhtiyor Navruzov during the men's 65-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Two Mongolian wrestling coaches have taken an alternative approach to protesting against the judging at Rio 2016.

Tserenbaatar Tsogtbayar and his assistant Byambarenchin Bayaraa decided to strip on the mat after their wrestler Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran lost to an opponent from Uzkebistan after a penalty point was awarded.

Thus the bronze medal in the 65kg freestyle did no go in their favour, prompting the protest with Bayaraa claiming through a translator that "the referees are no good".

"There are 3 million Mongolian people, all waiting for a bronze medal. And now? No medal. Only [a small number of] Mongolian athletes come here."  


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