Tokyo: During the Women’s Modern Pentathlon event in the Olympics, a German coach found it very expensive to beat a horse. After this incident, Kim Raisner came under the target of animal lovers. Now action has been taken against them.
Viral video of punching a horse
The video of Kim Raisner, coach of Germany player Annika Schleu, went viral on social media, after which Kim was suspended from the Tokyo Olympics. His suspension will be applicable only for this Olympics, which ends on August 8.
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Horse punished for not winning gold
TV footage showed coach Kim Raisner attacking a horse named ‘Saint Boy’, which did not jump over a fence in the show jumping round during the event, causing Germany ( Germany’s player Annika Schleu missed out on winning the gold medal.
Bundestrainerin Kim Raisner: “Hau mal richtig drauf. Hau richtig drauf!” Dann schlägt sie selber noch mit der Faust zu (Sekunde 23).@DOSB Das muss Konsequenzen haben.#ARD #Fünfkampf pic.twitter.com/JIBpqEGR6M
— Max Möhrike (@der_veganer) August 6, 2021
The International Moderne Pentathlon Federation (Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne) said after examining the video footage of Kim Raisner, “It looks like she is attacking the horse with her punch and her move is in violation of the rules.” will be considered.
Coach Kim Raisner (GER) disqualified from Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Modern Pentathlon
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— UIPM – World Pentathlon (@WorldPentathlon) August 7, 2021
How is Modern Pentathlon played?
In the Modern Pentathlon event of Olympic equestrians, riders have to perform feats (sports) on a jumping course on an unknown horse within a stipulated time. For this competition, only 20 minutes before the players are given their horses.
Annika Schleu (Photo-Reuters)