Coach ac­cused of rap­ing hope­ful

China Daily - - SPORTS -

A Malaysian na­tional div­ing coach will go on trial for al­legedly rap­ing a diver who was train­ing for the next Olympics, a lawyer for the ath­lete and re­ports said on Thurs­day.

Huang Qiang is ac­cused of rap­ing the 20-year-old at a gym at the na­tional aquat­ics cen­ter in Kuala Lumpur last month.

Huang pleaded not guilty to the charge when he ap­peared in court in the cap­i­tal on Wed­nes­day, Cheow Wee, the al­leged vic­tim’s lawyer, said.

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