The media has created a lot of confusion about judo, but we think Mongolian Olympic judoka Urantsetseg Munkhbat and her peers are helping to clear it up. First and foremost, judo doesn’t involve punches and kicks, it’s all about throws and grapples. So there’s no such thing as a judo chop, but there is a judo nip slip.
In all seriousness, we’re dying to know how this moment resonated with Munkhbat. Is exposure a common worry when you’re fighting? Was she focused on grappling with her opponent, or did the sudden shift of her clothing remind her that the entire world was watching? Munkhbat lost this match–does she feel that her opponent had an unfair advantage? How does the opponent feel about any of this?
Even in an environment as controlled and regulated as the Olympics, there are unexpected events that can have unforeseeable consequences both personal and practical.
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