The 2020 Summer Olympics are wrapping up in Tokyo, Japan, but not before one coach was dismissed for a disturbing act.
A German coach has been ousted from the Summer Olympics after she was captured on video punching a horse that refused to perform.
The coach, Kim Raisner, was disqualified from competition after video showed her hitting Saint Boy, ridden by Germany’s Annika Schleu, during the Women’s Modern Pentathlon.
The Summer Olympics executive board released a statement on the decision.
“Her actions were deemed to be in violation of the UIPM Competition Rules, which are applied to all recognized Modern Pentathlon competitions including the Olympic Games,” the executive board said.
Clearly the horse is in distress as Annika Schleu of #GER in tears struggling to control him. Then her coach Kim Raisner violated the rules by punching the horse. Coach has now been disqualified from #Tokyo2020. Poor horse. #ModernPentathlon
— 𝗔𝘆𝘀𝗵𝗮 𝗥𝗶𝗱𝘇𝘂𝗮𝗻 (@ayshardzn) August 7, 2021
The coach was reportedly given a “black card” which has disqualified her from the remainder of the Summer Olympics.
The 2020 Summer Olympics are currently wrapping up in Tokyo, Japan.
The closing ceremonies are scheduled to take place on Sunday, Aug. 8.