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Skater Stabbed By ‘Skinheads’

Japanese speed skater Nami Nemoto was stabbed in the shoulder in what police described as a skinhead attack.

The stabbing took place in the morning as Nemoto was jogging near Berlin’s ice stadium to warm up for a race. Four to six youths riding bicycles suddenly surrounded her, and one stabbed her with a pointed object, police said.

Nemoto described her attackers as between 18-20 years old, police said.

The 20-year-old skater received only a slight wound to her left shoulder. She received three stitches to close the wound at a hospital. The wound did not appear to be from a knife, police said.