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Judo: coach Alain Schmitt arrested for domestic violence on Olympic medalist Margaux Pinot

2021-11-29T20:41:57.501Z

His companion, Margaux Pinot, double European judo champion and Olympic gold medalist, had taken refuge with a neighbor, after having r



This Saturday night in the night, Margot Pinot calls the 17. The face of the gold medalist in judo is marked by the blows.

The 27-year-old sportswoman, double European champion, hangs up.

A little later, she was taken to the Avicenne hospital in Bobigny.

Doctors believe she cannot return to work in her condition.

She gets 8 days of ITT.

What happened that evening, in the matrimonial accommodation of the judokate, in Blanc-Mesnil?

At the same time, a man is arrested while intoxicated.

Alain Schmitt.

38 years old.

Former member of the French judo team.

Less than 81 kg, when he won a bronze medal at the Worlds in 2013.

Since then Alain Schmitt has reconverted as a trainer at the end of his judoka career.

Within the Blanc-Mesnil Sports Star club, he accompanied the champions.

Margaux Pinot has become his companion.

Immediate appearance Tuesday

She fought in two categories (-63 and -70 kg).

Her record is grandiose: world bronze medal in 2019, two European championship titles (2019 and 2020) and two continental silver medals (2017, 2021).

That evening, she took refuge with a neighbor, not to receive any more beatings.

This Monday, the coach ended his custody, for domestic violence, according to police sources, as well as the statements of the Bobigny prosecutor's office.

He should go to an immediate appearance Tuesday afternoon, according to the same sources.

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The assault, which will therefore be judged in a few days, could put a stop to the man's ambitions.

In an interview given two weeks ago to "The Spirit of Judo", a specialized media, Alain Schmitt announced that he was leaving the Blanc-Mesnil club to become coach of the Israeli women's team.

In 2020 in France, domestic violence affected 159,400 people of all sexes, including 139,200 women, according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior.

Source: leparis

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