German Coach Kim Raisner was disqualified from the Tokyo Olympics for punching a horse named Saint Boy in the behind.
Saint Boy must’ve got a hold of some bad grass on Friday (July 6) because he was clearly tripping.
German rider Annika Schleu was in tears trying to corral and control Saint Boy, but he was not listening to her commands.
She tried using her whip to calm him down, but that didn’t work either.
Her coach Kim Raisner was also yelling commands at the horse, but Saint Boy decided to put both of them on ignore.
Not able to control her frustration, Raisner chose violence and delivered a swift right hand jab to Saint Boy’s behind.
The punch was in violation of Olympic rules, and Raisner was disqualified from the 2021 Olympic games.
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According to event coordinators, Saint Boy was traumatized from a previous rider.
Reportedly, Russian athlete Gulnaz Gubaydullina also had similar issues with Saint Boy as well.
During the pentathlon event riders are often paired with horses they have never ridden before, which was the case with Schleu and Gubaydullina.
Twitter quickly came to Saint Boy’s defense in the matter.
Scoop the tweets below:
Source: Sporting News