Ukrainian Olympic Gold Medalist Wrestler Takes On 7 Cops and Almost Wins

Ukrainian Olympic Gold Medalist Wrestler Takes On 7 Cops and Almost Wins

Drink driving is one of those things that is being stamped out both from a legal perspective with harsher penalties, as well as socially through mates stopping mates from doing the wrong thing. But that is only the case in some parts of the world, evidently, as we see in the below video which features none other than Vyacheslav Oliynyk. Never heard of him? He was probably only famous before a number of our readers were born. He was the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Wrestling champion. And 22 years down the track, he shows he’s still got it!

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In his native Ukraine, and on the momentous occasion that was his 50th birthday, Oliynyk was quite over-served whilst out on the town day-drinking. Having had enough of this location he made the not-so-smart move to jump in his car. The Birthday Boy was inebriated enough to attract the attention of the constabulary who promptly pulled him over. He exits the car and immediately gets into a verbal stoush with the officers.

Next minute Oliynyk is being pepper sprayed (which doesn’t look pleasant!) and he staggers backward. As he tries to shield his eyes, he advances on the pepper-spraying officer whilst the other produces a baton and proceeds to clout him. This is all happening in the middle of the road and there is a huge traffic jam forming behind the scene.

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By this point, more officers have arrived and the clearly drunk fighter is taking on anyone that stands in his way. He has blood streaming from his eyes as he argues with the officers. It’s time to take him down, but even with 6 of Ukraine’s finest hanging off him, he still manages to grab one of their batons before his legs are finally taken from under him. He lays there, finally captured with one officer on each limb, and one on his head.

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It’s a truly gargantuan effort by the big man, and despite obviously resisting arrest, he is not remorseful for taking on the officers. He said he was wrong by disrespecting police and apologized but said does not make him a criminal. He knew that he was not in trouble when he was released the same day of his arrest.

See it here.