US wrestling coach Jones gets yellow at Olympics
U.S. wrestling coach Zeke Jones was given a yellow card for
arguing with officials following Jake Herbert’s loss in the
quarterfinals on Saturday.
Jones was assessed the warning, which is similar to a yellow
cared handed out in soccer, after a challenge thrown by the U.S.
resulted in Azerbaijan’s Sharif Sharifov being awarded the victory
in the second period, 4-1, 6-0.
The Americans believed Hebert should have scored three points
because he stopped Sharifov and then threw him.
Jones said that the referees ruled in favor of Sharifov, the
defending world champion, while a separate jury ruled it in favor
Jones said he believed a representative from FILA, the sport’s
governing body, might have influenced the decisions of the referees