Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura had a controversial dismount during his last routine, so Japanese coaches appealed the scoring … with a crisp Benjamin.
The Japanese officials brought money and their appeal form to the judge’s table. The judges require money as part of the appeal process to prevent capricious challenges during the event, noted Maggie Hendricks of Yahoo! Sports.
The appeal was upheld and the Japanese team got its money back.
In the end, Japan took silver, Great Britain was bumped to bronze, Ukraine fell out of the medals, and everyone at home got to see a coach flash cold, hard cash … to a judge … during competition.