Former World Heptathlon Champion Eunice Barber Suffers Minor Injuries After Being Punched on Paris Suburban Train”.

Former world athletics champion Barber assaulted on Paris train

A police source has confirmed that former world heptathlon champion Eunice Barber suffered minor injuries after being punched in the face by a passenger on a Paris suburban train. The Sierra Leonean-born French athlete, 49, was attacked while asking a “drunken passenger” to speak less loudly on his phone during the journey from Franconville, 17km north-west of Paris, into the city.

Barber received “two blows to the face,” resulting in a slight injury to her “right cheekbone.” The incident has been difficult for Barber, but she remains resilient and determined to seek justice for the assault she faced. She is a five-time world medallist and won the world heptathlon gold in Seville in 1999 and the long jump title at the 2003 world championships in Paris.

As an accomplished athlete with an impressive record in track and field events, Barber’s experience serves as a reminder of how important it is to stand up against acts of violence and ensure everyone’s safety, regardless of their status or achievements. Paris will host the Summer Olympics from July 26 to August 11.

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