Assaulted by a Drunken Passenger: Eunice Barber’s Journey to Justice on Parisian Suburban Trains

Former world athletics champion Barber assaulted on Paris train

Eunice Barber, the world heptathlon champion from Sierra Leone, was punched in the face by a drunken passenger on a Paris suburban train. The incident occurred during her journey from Franconville into the city. According to a police source, Barber, 49, received “two blows to the face”, resulting in a slight injury to her “right cheekbone”. She filed a complaint with police after the attack.

Barber is a five-time world medallist and has won numerous titles in track and field events. She won gold at the world heptathlon championships in Seville in 1999 and took home the long jump title at the 2003 world championships held in Paris.

The Summer Olympics will be held in Paris from July 26 to August 11, and Barber is expected to participate in various events. Despite this traumatic experience, she remains resilient and determined to pursue justice for the assault she faced. Her case serves as a reminder of the importance of standing up against acts of violence and ensuring that everyone’s safety is protected.

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