An Olympic medalist is robbed in Rio as he celebrates his win on the beach. Dirk van Tichelt won his first Olympic judo medal Monday but the Belgian judoka ended up in the hospital after being attacked as he celebrated.
After winning the bronze medal, Van Tichelt went to the Copacabana Beach to celebrate. That is when according to reports, Van Tichelt was assaulted by a thief and was struck in the face. Van Tichelt was taken to the hospital after the incident but according to the Belgian Olympic Committee didn’t require any treatment.
The thief, stole his cellphone but not the bronze medal.