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The Gwangju police have banned Hungarian Tamás Kenderesi from leaving South Korea as they investigate allegations of sexual harassment against the Olympic bronze medallist swimmer.

According to Reuters, the 22-year-old swimmer was arrested in the early hours of today and questioned over an incident at a nightclub in Gwangju. Hungarian official said,

Kenderesi had been questioned, he had been released and returned to the Athletes Village of FINA World Championships.

As Reuters said, Kenderesi would not be allowed to leave the Asian country for the next 10 days, the Korean police official said, requesting anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.

As the Hungarian Swimming Association press release said,

the association, in cooperation with the staff of the Hungarian Embassy in Korea, is doing its best to undoubtedly clarify the allegations against Kenderesi.

During the investigation phase, the Hungarian national team is entitled to a presumption of innocence, but if officially proven guilty, MÚSZ will ask the disciplinary committee to take further action. The Hungarian Swim Federation condemns any act that violates human dignity, and always requires members of the Hungarian Swim Team to behave in a manner that is respectful of national colors and sports traditions.

As we wrote before, Tamás Kenderesi was the bronze medalist in the 200 fly in Rio 3 years ago, read more HERE.

Source: Reuters, MÚSZ

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