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Glamorous Thai boxing world champion 'faces jail' after road rage shooting

By The Siberian Times reporter
25 August 2015

Oksana Kizhnerova 'shot at female passenger in car blocking her from overtaking'.

Oksana Kinzherova is a member of the Russian national Thai boxing team, and a winner of the European Championships, and World Martial Arts Games. Picture: White studio

The 24 year old allegedly used a traumatic gun to shoot a female passenger in another car in the head. The bullet was embedded in the head of Kristina Eppinger, 19, but doctors removed it and she was not seriously wounded. 

The Omsk fighter, who became world champion in May 2014, has not commented on the alleged attack but is likely to face criminal action which could lead to jail, say reports. 

Ms Eppinger complained to police about the shooting. The boxing champion is alleged to have shot through the open window at the male driver of the other car which prevented her from overtaking him. 

She hit the female passenger instead of him. 

Kristina Eppinger

The bullet was embedded in the head of Kristina Eppinger, 19, but doctors removed it and she was not seriously wounded. Picture: Vkontakte

Viktoria Galuza, Kristina's sister, told LifeNews: 'My sister underwent surgery, but now she is fine. The bullet is in the police. They are now involved in the investigation. 

'We just do not understand - why? Let she show herself but not by shooting people because she does not know how to drive.'

Kizhnerova was born in Angarsk, in the Irkutsk region of Siberia. She is a member of the Russian national Thai boxing team, and a winner of the European Championships, and World Martial Arts Games. 

The Minister of Sports in Omsk region Alexander Fabricius attacked her behaviour. 'We are trying to contact the Federation of Thai boxing. But certainly Kizhnerova will be reprimanded.'

Oksana Kinzherova

'She should restrain herself even more than an ordinary person. My personal opinion is that this is certainly misbehaviour.' Picture: worldcombatgames.com

He said: 'Athletes, especially at this level should behave with dignity.'

An athlete who holds such a title 'should restrain herself even more than an ordinary person. My personal opinion is that this is certainly misbehaviour.'

Ms Eppiunger was in hospital for a week after the attack, it is understood.

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