Tamas Kenderesi Arrested, Held in S. Korea Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Hungarian swimmer Tamas Kenderesi is being held in South Korea following a probe into sexual harassment allegations made against him, Reuters reported Sunday.

The 22-year-old was reportedly arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning in Gwangju, South Korea, and questioned over an incident that occurred at a nightclub, an official at the Gwangju Seobu Police Station said. A source told SwimSwam that Kenderesi was at Coyote Ugly nightclub when it collapsed Saturday morning, killing two and injuring more than 10.

A Hungarian team official told Reuters that Kenderesi returned to the Athletes’ Village after being questioned. Police said that he will not be allowed to leave the country for 10 days, however.

Kenderesi was the bronze medalist in the 200 fly in Rio three years ago. He took eighth in the final of the event last week at Worlds after he, along with Antani Ivanov, were involved in an unsual swim-off to make the race; it was Kenderesi’s only race at these championships.

SwimSwam has reached out to Hungary for a statement on the situation. 

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WHKIRCH
2 years ago

Lol this meet just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

Philip Johnson
Reply to  WHKIRCH
2 years ago

A sexual harassment charge to wrap up this meet.

Heyitsme
2 years ago

Oops

Wondering
2 years ago

WTF

KnifeSmile
2 years ago

The tea is exceptionally good today!

DRAMA KING
2 years ago

This meet just heavenly made for me 😝

Philip Johnson
2 years ago

Innocent until proven guilty. I want to hear both sides of the story. Frequently in these sexual harassment cases, it’s guilty until proven innocent.

Cate
Reply to  Philip Johnson
2 years ago

How frequently?

Cate
Reply to  Philip Johnson
2 years ago

He denies sexual harassment but admits to grabbing her butt.

Snarky
Reply to  Philip Johnson
2 years ago

In the US. Perhaps not S Korea

Sam
Reply to  Philip Johnson
2 years ago

for men, it’s usually innocent forever, even if proven guilty. Especially in the US, especially for white men. You want to hear the other side to humiliate her into withdrawing the accusation

Ol’ Gator
2 years ago

I can see it

A$AP POCKY
2 years ago

Ugly Coyote is not the move

Tyler
Reply to  A$AP POCKY
2 years ago

Dude why would u name yourself “A$ap Rocky”… whatta bot

Braden Keith(@braden)
Admin
Reply to  Tyler
2 years ago

He didn’t. He named himself A$AP POCKY

A$AP POCKY
Reply to  Tyler
2 years ago

Yeah screw bots

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Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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