Japanese swimmer convicted of Asiad theft


SEOUL: A South Korean court Thursday found disgraced Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita guilty of stealing a journalist’s camera at the Asian Games last year. The court in the western port city of Incheon ordered Tomita to pay a fine of one million won ($890) after being convicted of theft, according to Yonhap news agency. Tomita, a gold medalist at the 2010 Asian Games, was booted out of last year’s event in Incheon after police brought charges against him. At the time, he paid a one million won fine imposed by prosecutors for the alleged theft, and in Japan the 25-year-old was slapped with an 18-month ban by the Japan Swimming Federation.



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