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– KIEV, AUGUST 15 – The Kiev police confirmed that they have launched an investigation into what was reported in recent days by the fighter Zhan Beleniuk, Olympic gold medal in Tokyo 2020 in the 87 kg category of the Greco-Roman. The athlete, of a Ukrainian mother and a father from Rwanda, is also, since 2019, a member of the Parliament of his country, and has denounced on social networks that he has been called a “black monkey” and that he has been invited to return to Africa (” they told me ‘go to Africa’ “) by a group of young people while on a street in Pechersk, a district of the Ukrainian capital.
“I wonder how safe an Olympic champion can be in his homeland and in the city where he was born – wrote Beleniuk on Facebook. And is it normal to hear things like that after one has given his all for the glory of his nation?”. Now the police are mobilized to try to trace the identity of those who insulted the Olympian.