Russian female wrestler wants justice for Rio sports chief attack

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MOSCOW: Olympic wrestler Inna Trazhukova is seeking justice after being hit in the face by the president of the Russian wrestling federation after missing out on a medal in Rio, her lawyer said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). The 25-year-old athlete claims that wrestling chief Mikhail Mamiashvili struck her twice in front of her teammates and foreign Olympic delegations after she lost her bronze medal match to Poland’s Monika Ewa Michalik in Brazil. She has already appealed to Russia’s prosecutor general to probe the assault and her lawyer Sirazhutdin Atayev said he was set to send an appeal to the Russian sports minister calling for the protection of athletes’ rights.

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