Former Olympic wrestler battles seven police officers

Former Olympic wrestler battles seven police officers

Arresting a person for drunk driving can often be a difficult task for police, never mind if the man you’ve pulled over is a former Olympic Gold medal wrestler.

Today a video surfaced of Vyacheslav Oliynyk of the Ukrainian fighting off seven police officers in Kiev after he had been pulled for being suspected of driving under the influence:

Olympic champion Vyacheslav Oliynyk of Ukraine turned 50 last week and video has surfaced of him fighting off seven police officers in Kiev.

Oliynyk won gold at the 1996 Olympics in the Greco-Roman light heavyweight division at 90 kilograms. He also competed at the 2000 Olympics and finished 14th.

Oliynyk was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. He questioned police officers as to why he was stopped and then proceeded to shove one of the officers that used pepper spray on his face. [Source:]

As the video starts, the suspect and officers are already involved in the altercation. You can see two officers attacking the man with batons and trying to get him under control. The video skips and two officers approach Oliynyk who tries to throw a wild punch at the male officer.

Oliynyk backs up and tries to talk his way out of the situation. At this point, his face is a bloody mess from the altercation as the officers try to talk to him. The video again skips ahead and you can see seven officers all trying to subdue him. He has two officers on each of his arms and is still struggling. Finally, the seven officers are able to get him to the ground and place him under arrest.

About Vyacheslav Oliynyk:
Vyacheslav Oliynyk (Ukrainian: В’ячеслав Олейник; born April 27, 1966, in Mariupol, Ukrainian SSR) is a former Ukrainian wrestler and Olympic champion. He won a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. [Source:]