12 июня 2014 15:18

Tenizbayev to compete for place in national taekwondo team after London incident

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Azamat Tenizbayev training in London under travel restriction. Photo a courtesy of sportsman's vk.com profile  Azamat Tenizbayev training in London under travel restriction. Photo a courtesy of sportsman's vk.com profile

Kazakhstani taekwondo sportsman Azamat Tenizbayev will participate in his first competition in Almaty since his arrival from London, where he spent 6 month on charges of sexual harassment, Tengrinews reports citing Vesti.kz.


Kazakhstani taekwondo sportsman Azamat Tenizbayev will participate in his first competition in Almaty since his arrival from London, where he spent 6 month on charges of sexual harassment, Tengrinews reports citing Vesti.kz.

After his arrival in January, Tenizbayev, 18, resumed his trainings. Later, the young sportsman got into a Kazakshstani team under French coach Philippe Pinero and departed for a training camp in Spain. The team came back to Kazakhstan from the training camp and the sportsmen will take part in the Federation Cup competition in Almaty. In case of Azamat’s victory, he will be able to return to the national team.

Back in July, 2013, 18 y.o. Tenizbayev was arrested for allegedly sexually harassing a British citizen on an airplane. He was on his way home from the Taekwondo Championship in Mexico with the Taekwondo Federation coach. The teenager reportedly accidentally touched the British woman seated next to him on her arm while he was sleeping. After the hearings in London in January, Azamat was acquitted and finally retuned home.

By Gyuzel Kamalova

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