Olympics: Coach shows how to warm up a German athlete


Footage of a bizarre warm-up motivation technique, which shows a judo coach slapping his female charge in the face as she was about to compete in an important Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games face-off, has gone viral online.

In the clip, which has been seen a million times already, Germany’s Martyna Trajdos coolly makes her way down the corridor with her coach Claudiu Pusa.

Then, in a surprise move, she turns round to get ready to step on the mats as Pusa grabs Trajdos by the scruff of her kimono, yanks her towards him and then gives her a slap on each cheek.

Jokes started pouring in on social media. The Macedonian public claimed it was a video of what happens to Mickoski during his weekly visits to the US Embassy.