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Olympic bobsled champion Alexander Zubkov injured in attack

Alexander Zubkov has won two golds, one silver and one bronze metal in his Olympic career. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Alexander Zubkov has won two golds, one silver and one bronze metal in his Olympic career. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Russian Olympic bobsled champion Alexander Zubkov suffered injuries when attackers smashed up the car he received for winning two gold medals at the Sochi Olympic Games, reports the Associated Press.

According to the report, Zubkov was involved in a confrontation outside his Moscow home when attackers wielding bats smashed the lights and windshield of his Mercedes-Benz. He was given the vehicle by the Russian state for being a gold medalist at the games. Police are investigating the attack.

Zubkov, 39, won gold medals in both the two-man and four-man bobsled and was Russia's flagbearer at the opening ceremony in Sochi.

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Zubkov, who received hospital treatment, told the ITAR-Tass agency he sustained "small puncture wounds and a damaged wrist."

"Maybe the attack was the result of someone ordering it," he said.

Zubkov's car bears large stickers identifying it as one of the vehicles presented to Sochi medalists. Zubkov's grandfather and his three-year-old son witnessed the attack.

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