Germany’s modern pentathlon coach kicked out of Olympics for punching a horse

TOKYO — The coach of Germany’s modern pentathlon team was kicked out the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday for, of all things, punching a horse.

Kim Raisner was caught on camera slugging the horse and urging rider Annika Schleu to “really hit” her mount after it balked at jumping during a pivotal moment in Friday’s competition.

At that point Schleu was in the lead — she went from first to 31st and left the arena in tears because the horse, whose name is “Saint Boy,” would not budge.

German Modern Penthalon coach Kim Raisner.Pixathlon / Shutterstock

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