Yasmin Brunet gathered more than 60,000 people live in the early hours of Tuesday morning to accompany Gabriel Medina in the surf semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics.
Favorite for gold, the Brazilian was defeated by Japanese Kanoa Igarashi by 17.00 to 16.76. The wife of the two-time world champion complained about the refereeing after the end of the clash
“Since surfing is subjective, it's easy to steal people. They pull for the country”, said the model on social networks.
Yasmin was at the center of a controversy between Medina and the COB (Brazilian Olympic Committee). The couple complained a lot about Luiza Brunet's daughter not being accredited to accompany her husband in Tokyo.
Because of the pandemic, each athlete had the right to take only one companion. Medina had appointed Australian Andy King as coach. Afterwards, he even tried to exchange him for Yasmin, but the deadline was already over.