Red Star News reported on October 11, South Korea
This is not the first public hearing of this case. Before that, Shen Xixi could provide testimony by video, but the judge thought that she had to appear in court this time and personally go to the witness box to accuse the other party. Shen Xixi accepted the court’s suggestion. The short track speed skating star was unable to control his emotions at the court trial. He said with tears: “I still have to go to the hospital and take medicine. The defendant will admit the crime. Why? Don't admit it?"
According to Yonhap News Agency, Shen Xixi felt exhausted at the trial, so he took a break. As for why Shen Xixi shed tears, her lawyer said after the trial: “It is not easy to remember the dates of the multiple sexual assaults and what behaviors they have suffered, so she eventually shed tears. Up."
Shen Xixi appeared in court to testify that Zhao Zaifan beat himself and three other players from 2011 to January 2018. At the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the coach beat her into a concussion with a punch. In 2017, Shen Xixi was used by the other party
In January last year, Shen Xixi publicly complained to the outside world that the coach had repeatedly sexually assaulted herself. Shen Xixi said that Zhao Zaifan extended his magic claws to him when he was a sophomore in high school, and he had sexually assaulted him more than 30 times in 7 places including Tailing, Jincheon Players Village and Ice Arena, even in 2018. He also sexually assaulted himself on the eve of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Although Zhao Zaifan denied all the criminal facts, the prosecutor still believes that there is a sexual assault based on Shen Xixi’s statement and call records.
According to Korean media reports, the third trial of the case will be conducted at noon on October 16, Korean time, and Zhao Jae-fan will conduct a final defense and final statement.
When Shen Xixi was in elementary school, Zhao Zaifan was attracted to practice skating. In 2014, 17-year-old Shen Xixi participated in the Sochi Winter Olympics as a Korean short track speed skating national team player and won the women's short track speed skating 3000m relay champion, 1500m runner-up and 1000m third runner-up. In the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, she won the gold medal in the 3000m relay with the team.