‘Don’t fret. It wakes me up’: German Martyna Trajdos defends her coach after he violently shakes and slaps her earlier than Olympic judo bout… as she insists she wants weird ritual to ‘fireplace her up’
German judo athlete Martyna Trajdos has defended her coach for violently shaking and slapping her throughout the face earlier than her Olympic combat in Tokyo.
Trajdos was competing in opposition to Hungarian Szofi Ozbas within the spherical of 32 for the ladies’s 63kg class on Tuesday.
As she strode in the direction of the mat, Trajdos stopped and turned to face her coach, Claudiu Pusa. He then grabbed her shoulders and shook her forwards and backwards earlier than giving a fierce slap to her left and proper cheek.
German judo athlete Martyna Trajdos has defended her coach for violently shaking her earlier than her Olympic combat in Tokyo
The coach hit the athlete on every cheek earlier than she then continued to the mat for her combat
The German then nodded and continued in the direction of the mat for her combat.
The 32-year-old, who was European champion in 2015 and a world bronze medallist two years in the past, was crushed by Ozbas – who claimed victory Waza-Ari.
The end result eradicated Trajdos from the competitors however the video of her pre-match ritual was picked up by cameras, main some to be involved for her welfare.
The 32-year-old was eradicated within the spherical of 32 after being crushed by Hungarian Szofi Ozbas
However Trajdos took to Instagram to defender her coach and insisted he was solely doing what she had requested of him.
Alongside a video of the ritual, she wrote: ‘Seems like this was not onerous sufficient!
‘I want I might have made a distinct headline right this moment.
‘As I already stated that’s the ritual which I selected pre competitors !
‘My coach is simply doing what I need him to do to fireplace me up!’
She additionally posted on her Instagram story: ‘Don’t fret guys! That is the ritual which I selected earlier than fights. My coach is simply doing what I need him to do to fireplace me up!
Trajdos defined in two Instagram tales that she had requested her coach to carry out the ritual
‘That is what I requested my coach to take action please do not blame him. I want this earlier than my fights to be awake.’
Ozbas superior to the spherical of 16 however was then crushed by Italian Maria Centracchio, who went on to win bronze.
French athlete Clarisse Agbegnenou picked up the gold medal whereas Tina Trstenjak, of Slovenia, took silver.