Olympic bobsled champion Alexander Zubkov was injured after unknown attackers smashed up the car he received for winning two gold medals at the Sochi Games.
Zubkov was involved in a confrontation outside his Moscow home on Thursday when attackers with bats smashed the lights and windshield of his Mercedes-Benz, one of the cars given by the Russian state to each of the country’s gold medalists in Sochi.
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It was not immediately clear if Zubkov was in the car when the attack began.
Zubkov, who received hospital treatment, tells the ITAR-Tass agency he sustained "small puncture wounds and a damaged wrist."
He says "maybe the attack was the result of someone ordering it."