Mongolian Wrestler Loses Olympic Bronze, So Coaches Lose Their Clothes

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There have been some bizarre moments at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, but Sunday’s bronze medal match in 65kg freestyle wrestling might have produced the strangest.

After Mongolian wrestler Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran lost out on bronze because of a penalty assessed for him celebrating victory early, his coaches decided to make a scene by stripping in front of everyone.

Summer Olympics

Aug 21, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Coaches from Mongolia protest the match of  Ikhtiyor Navruzov (UZB) and Mandakhnaran Ganzorig (MGL) by taking off their clothes after the judges ruled in favor of Navruzov in a men's freestyle 65kg wrestling bronze medal match during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

The coaches eventually were escorted out of the area by police.

You hate to see matches with medals on the line decided in such controversial fashion, especially for celebration penalties. These athletes train for these matches for four years — there’s going to be tons of emotion.

Still, this was not the best way to display frustration.

Thumbnail photo via Michael Madrid/USA TODAY Sports Images

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