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Ukrainian swimming coach deprived of accreditation over scandal

Video footage showed how he beat his daughter

A Ukrainian coach has been banned from seeing his daughter after attacking her at the world swimming championships in Melbourne, according to ITN.

Video footage showed Ukrainian swimmer Kateryna Zubkova, 18, grappling with her father, Mikhail Zubkov, in the marshalling area before the start of yesterday`s finals at Melbourne`s Rod Laver Arena.

Police questioned them and took out an intervention order preventing Zubkov from coming within 200 metres of his daughter or making any contact.

Superintendent Mick Williams said the primary concern was for Zubkova`s safety: "Victoria Police has a strong no-tolerance approach to family violence incidents.``

He continued: "Taking out the intervention order is to ensure that the girl is in a safe environment and her welfare is being looked after.``

Zubkov, 38, was bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court. Stacey Mair, a Victoria Police spokeswoman, said the court will consider whether to extend or drop the intervention order.

The Federation Internationale de Natation, swimming`s governing body, withdrew Zubkov`s accreditation for the championships.

FINA said it would hold a disciplinary hearing "as soon as possible.``

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