International Athletics

World 800m champion Bosse 'brutally assaulted'

2017-08-31 08:00
Pierre-Ambroise Bosse (Getty)

Bordeaux - World 800m champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse sustained "multiple facial fractures" after a vicious late-night attack in the southwest Gironde region of France last weekend. 

Bosse, 25, said on his Facebook page on Wednesday that he was the "victim of a violent attack" while on holiday and had been "brutally assaulted by three individuals". 

He said he had suffered "unspeakable psychological damage" as a result of the incident and had been forced to put an early end to his season. 

"Me who has always loved people, I love three less of them today," Bosse wrote. 

A police investigation is continuing after a complaint was filed, with authorities still on the hunt for the assailants. 

According to the website of the Sud Ouest newspaper, the attack occurred at around 04:00 on Sunday morning in the car park of the Gujan-Mestras casino. 

Bosse had reportedly spent the night out with friends when he was approached by the three people, posing for a photo alongside them before events turned sour. 

At the world championship final in London this month Bosse produced a stunning burst with 150m to go to give France their first-ever gold in the 800m.

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