Viral Video: Coach Slaps German Athlete Martyna Trajdos On Live TV, Twitter Reacts

Coach Slaps German Athlete
A video showing German judo athlete Martyna Trajdos’s coach slapping her before her bout in Tokyo has gone viral on the internet. This happened Trajdos’ fight with Szofi Ozbas of Hungary on Tuesday afternoon. The video shared by a journalist on Twitter is receiving massive backlash from a lot of netizens who think this is athlete abuse. Here’s how Twitter reacted. Coach Slaps German Athlete

One user wrote that this was wrong and the culture of athlete abuse was on full display here.

“The culture of #AthleteAbuse is on full display here, out in the open, and the athlete accepts it – it’s normalized. The serious harms that flow from abuse don’t go away if the athlete wins. STOP”, she wrote.

Another user wrote that this was violence against females. Another said that this was rubbish and explained that raising hands on national television wasn’t justified.

Another user wrote that this is appalling and completely unacceptable adding that there is no adequate justification for the act.

Here are some more reactions to it

Martyna lost the match but later took to Instagram later to explain what had happened. She said that it was a ritual which she chose pre competition. “My coach is just doing what I want him to do to fire me up!” she said

Taking Martyna’s side, a twitter user also commented, “She’s doing judo. If a coach did that before soccer or swimming or some other non-contact sport sure, but this is prepping the body for intense physical collision and contact. Like running light tackle drills before a rugby match or half-speed checking drills in ice hockey.”

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