Watch: Mongolia coach strips down to pants after wrestler denied bronze medal

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The 2016 Rio Olympic games has brought up some odd and outright bizarre moments amidst the athletic expertise that have been on display.

From head-scratching disqualifications and horrific injuries to impressive dance moves and unfortunate medal ceremonies, we've had it all over the past couple of weeks.

The games' final day may have brought us a moment to top the lot in the bizarre stakes, however, after a Mongolian wrestling coach stripped down to his pants in protest after the bronze medal match. Scroll down to see the extraordinary moment for yourself...


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It is fair to say that  the Men's 65kg freestyle wrestling bronze medal match between Mongolia's Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran and Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan probably wasn't on your must-watch list of Olympic content today.

However, Mandakhnaran's coach has changed all that with his actions after the bell in the final round. Furious that his wrestler had been announced as the loser, he did not take things well.

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Sometimes when you're that angry there just isn't anything else left to do but strip down to your pants and have it out with the officials.

The Mongolian coach may have reason to be angry, however, with his pants protest coming after what was an extremely controversial ending to the bout.

According to reports in Rio, the Mongolia wrestler had been just three seconds away from victory when he received a penalty thanks to his coaches running onto the mat with a Mongolia flag.

The win, therefore, was handed to the Uzbekistani athlete and, hence, the truly bizarre events above.

The Olympics - the sporting event where you really do have no idea what is going to happen next.

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