Rio Olympic Games has been marked by remarkable events but none was more bizarre than a protest which saw one angry coach strip down to his underpants. Russian wrestler Soslan Ramonov won the 65kg gold medal but his win was overshadowed by scenes at the end of the Bronze medal match as the Mongolian coaches were furious against the decision on their wrestler Ganzorig Mandakhnaran.
The end of the match saw Mongolia's head coach Tserenbaatar Tsogtbayar and assistant coach Byambarenchin Bayaraa run on to the mat and celebrate with them assuming that they had clinched the bronze. The referee though had other ideas awarding a penalty point to Uzbekistan because Mandakhnaran was not engaging with his opponent.
This is when all hell broke loose, with Tsogtbayar and Bavaraa started taking off their clothes with one stripping down to his underwear. This lead to another penalty point being awarded against them for engaging in unruly behaviour.
"This was a protest. There was a problem with the refereeing. Ganzorig won 7-6 and he lost because of this decision. This is the only time in history of wrestling with point penalty", said head coach Tserenbaatar Tsogtbavar as quoted by Daily Telegraph.
"The referees were not good. They only supported the Uzbek. Three million people in Mongolia waited for this bronze medal and now we have no medal. A 100 per cent of the stadium supported us", he added further.
Both the coaches were eventually escorted out of the stadium the sound of the crowd chanting, "Mongolia! Mongolia".