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Domestic violence in French judo

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According to L’Equipe and AFP, the former member of the French judo team Alain Schmitt was taken into custody for having hit his partner Margaux Pinot, the 2020 European champion of -70kg.

This is an affair which French judo would have gone well … This Monday, the couple formed by the former judoka now trainer Alain Schmitt (38 years old) and the 2020 European champion of the -70kg Margaux Pinot (27 years old) is at the heart of the news for a case of domestic violence. The team and theAFP indeed report that the native of Forbach was taken into custody and will be judged Tuesday afternoon in immediate appearance at the court of Bobigny ” for acts of willful violence committed by a spouse resulting in a total incapacity for work of more than 8 days ».

He would indeed have hit his partner in the face during the night from Saturday to Sunday in Blanc-Mesnil, while he was in a state of intoxication. Transported to the Avicenne hospital in Bobigny for treatment, while her companion was arrested by the police, the judokate was prescribed more than eight days of ITT, according to the prosecution. Last week, The Spirit of Judo revealed that Alain Schmitt, bronze medalist at the 2010 Worlds in the -81kg category, was going to leave the Blanc-Mesnil club to go train the Israeli women’s team from next January, and until the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024.

It remains to be seen whether this legal case in France will call this project into question. As for Margaux Pinot, she will now have to recover physically and psychologically from this affair, before turning to the 2022 season., where her goals will necessarily be high, she who has already won three medals at the European Championships (gold in 2020, silver in 2017 and 2021) and a bronze medal at the 2019 Worlds, not to mention the title of Olympic team champion with the Blues this summer in Tokyo.

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