Japanese wrestling coach Kazuhito Sakae knows how to congratulate the wrestlers he’s trained at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.
Risako Kawai decided to celebrate her gold medal win by body slamming her coach Sakae to the ground after winning the -63 kg freestyle final against Mariya Mamashuk from Belarus. “Before the final, the coach said he wanted me to lift him on his shoulders,” explained Kawai to The Japan Times, “The three wrestlers the previous day all won gold so they got to do that, and I said I wanted to be first to slam him and he let me do it.”
Sakae seems to be a coach that knows how to have fun with his athletes. He waved the flag of Japan as another wrestler he trained lifts him to her shoulders when she won.