Kim Reisner received a black card at the Tokyo Olympics after a blow she inflicted on a horse. This fact implies withdrawal from the competition. The violent athlete is expected to permanently lose her federal coach position.
During yesterday’s women’s final, Reisner kicked the horse of her ward, rider Anika Sleu. An audio recording was broadcast on German TV showing the trainer deliberately hitting the racehorse hard to obey (as “Saint Boy” did not seem to obey the rider).
The rider, athlete Slough, seemed to cry as she tried to overcome the obstacles, and eventually fell off her horse and lost the lead in the fight for the gold medal and the prize (she was 4th in Rio).
The incredible incident was recorded by a surveillance camera at the racetrack, when the World Federation investigated and found out that the trainer did hit the horse named “Saint Boy”.
Reisner received a black card and was dropped from the Olympic Games competition program. At the same time, the country’s Olympic Committee declared about “damaging the image of sport.”
Television cameras caught Kim Raisner striking Saint Boy after he refused to jump fences for Annika Schleu in the modern pentathlon. https://t.co/fecHo9kQaw
– HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) August 7, 2021