Athletics - Athletics: Bosse's alleged attacker lodges own complaint

World 800-metre champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse has been charged for his part in a brawl won the men's 800m at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in August (AFP Photo/Jewel SAMAD) (AFP/File)

- The man world 800 metres champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse said attacked him has himself filed a complaint that the athlete provoked him, his lawyer Arnaud Dupin said. Bosse, 25, was victim of a late night attack in a casino car park in his one-time training base of Gujan-Mestras in southwestern France that left him with "multiple facial fractures" and 18 days of sick leave. French police arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the assault, which forced Bosse to put an early end to his season. But the alleged aggressor, while not denying he punched Bosse, has lodged a complaint saying that the altercation started when the athlete threw a beer can at his head, which he managed to deflect with his arm -- that was left bruised.