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

of Herbert.

Jones said he believed a representative from FILA, the sport’s

governing body, might have influenced the decisions of the referees

and jury.