FRENCH COACH SAYS 'DEFENDED' HIMSELF AGAINST JUDO CHAMPION AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST

French judo coach Alain Schmitt, accused by Olympic judo champion Margaux Pinot of domestic violence, claimed on Friday that he had merely defended himself in a fight that he said she started. © Anne-Christine Poujoulat, AFP Pinot, who won mixed team gold at the Tokyo Olympics, has accused Schmitt -- her partner and former coach -- of attacking her in a drunken rage while she was in b...

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