Mikhail Zubkov attacks his own daughter.
In front of the cameras at the FINA World championships in Melbourne, Mikhail Zubkov of Ukraine attacked his own daughter Kateryna Zubkova, a young 18-year old swimmer. Deceived of her 18th place at the 50 meters back swim competition, he tried a couple of times to hit his own daughter.
The sickening piece of video that you see here only shows a small portion of the events. When he realized that he was filmed just seconds after the aggression, he tried to show some compassion and forced her to hug him. The young swimmer was visibly crying and uncomfortable, trying to get away from her father's clutch. When I first saw the images this morning, I was sickened and disgusted.
The australian police has opened a case and Mikhail Zubkov has been restricted to stand at least 200 meters away from his daughter. Police still might go forward and add criminal charges against him. The FINA also took away Zubkov's accreditation.
Sad and sickening.