Wrestler facing assault charges after Games
I love that this happened outside an ice cream stall for some reason.One of Kyrgyzstan’s best Olympic medal hopes will compete in London under threat of a possible jail term after being charged with assault, in a case that has divided opinion in the impoverished former Soviet republic.
Teenage wrestler Aisuluu Tynybekova, a contender in the women’s 63kg freestyle category, will appear in court next month to answer the charge following a fracas outside an ice cream stall in the capital of the central Asian country.
At a hearing yesterday, Judge Saniya Branchayeva postponed the trial until August 15th to allow Ms Tynybekova to compete in London. Her trainer guaranteed her return after the Games.