Tokyo Olympics: German pentathlon coach thrown out for punching horse.
German coach Expelled from the Olympics Because it seems to punch a horse that refuses to jump or trot. between modern pentathlon
Germany’s TV coach Kim Raisner was heard to urge weeping athlete Annika Schleu to “really hit”. The horse as she tried to control Saint Boy during Friday’s women’s performance round.
Schleu leads the race before the equestrian competition. Where athletes have only 20 minutes to bond with a horse they have never ridden.
UIPM, the governing body for modern pentathlon, said it reviewed video footage that appeared to show Raisner. Who competed at the 2004 Olympics in modern pentathlon, fistfighting a horse.
“Her actions constitute a violation of the UIPM Rules. Which apply to all recognized modern athletics. including the Olympics,” the governing body said in a statement.
“The UIPM Executive Committee [EB] has awarded a black card to Germany coach Kim Raisner, disqualifying her from the remainder of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The horse manage to clear only four fences before crashing into the fifth and refusing to repeat the jump again. And again, eliminating Schleu. With a zero score as he had against Gulnaz Gubaydullina, another previous contender.