Former Olympic Wrestling Gold Medalist Takes On Seven Police Officers In Fight After Being Accused Of Drunk Driving

Vyacheslav Oliynyk, the gold medal winner for Ukraine in the 1996 Summer Olympics, was celebrating his 50th birthday when he was put under arrest after police accused him of drunk driving. Rather than surrender kindly, Oliynyk instead chose to try to beat the shit out of several officers in order to avoid arrest. He gets a few good swings in, but eventually gets fucked when seven officers collectively drag him down to the ground.

According to Daily Mail, Oliynyk primarily calmed down for the sake of his young son, who was crying in the car at the scene:

Speaking to local media, Oliynyk said: ‘I admit I was partially guilty, I can’t tell you the whole thing. I’m partly guilty because I did not stop and I was ignoring the police.

‘But I am not a criminal. As far as I can see there will be a court hearing and they will punish me somehow because they always do.

‘However the fact that police let me go home on the same day shows I didn’t do anything that bad.’(via)

“That bad” in Russia = fighting seven police officers after being pulled over for drunk driving, whereas doing anything nowhere even CLOSE to that in the United States will get you shot. Fun times.

[H/T Daily Mail]