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Competing at 63kg, Russia's Inna Truzhukova lost in her Bronze medal bout on Thursday. According to The Washington Post, Truzhokva said later that evening there was a confrontation where Mamiashvili struck her twice in the face. Mamiashvili, who also serves as Vice President at United World Wrestling, denied the claims, telling Championat:
I did not hit the Innu Trazhukovu. We had a conversation in a raised voice. Such was. After the defeats we have always a hard call, but before battering never came. I do not know why it is said. Her personal trainer to be present at our meeting. Let him tell you how it was.The Senior Editor of a popular Russian sports site, Artur Petrosyan tweeted otherwise stating that Mamiashvili didn't deny it, and that Russian Olympic Committee Member, Shamil Tarpischev responed in kind:
Mamiashvili didn't even deny it. He says she was responsible for the result, but didn't try enough. Trazhukova is going to take him to court— Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) August 19, 2016
Russian OC member Tarpischev reacts to Mamiashvili beating a female athlete:— Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) August 20, 2016
-He's a nice guy
-They need to solve it in private.
LNR, another Russian website, suggests United World Wrestling began an internal investigation but that has yet to be confirmed.