Atty.: Hamm focused on training amid assault case



UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — The attorney for Paul Hamm (hahm) says the Olympic champion gymnast is focused on training as he waits for an Ohio assault case to be resolved.

The three-time Olympic medalist was arrested in June on charges that he kicked a cab driver, damaged a taxi window and refused to pay a $23 fare. Hamm has pleaded not guilty to assault and two other misdemeanor counts.

The 29-year-old Hamm didn’t speak to reporters Thursday as he left court in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington. A judge agreed to give Hamm’s side more time.

Hamm announced a comeback during the summer in hopes of making the U.S. team for 2012 Olympics in London. Lawyer Bill Meeks says Hamm is “training every day, getting ready to represent his country.”