British Olympians robbed in Rio

11th December 2014, Comments 0 comments

British sailors and 2012 London Olympic Games silver medalists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark said Thursday they had been robbed at knifepoint after a training session in 2016 host city Rio.

The pair, on a two-week training visit to Brazil, said two men armed with knives approached them as they headed for their hotel after a training session, threatened and jostled them, and robbed them of personal items -- including some of their training gear.

"Our delightful walk back from the sailing club to the hotel turned fairly nasty when two guys wielding seven-inch (16.5 cm) knives ran at us, pushed us around and grabbed everything we had," the sailors said in a posting to Facebook.

"Along with the things that were actually worth something, the most annoying thing right now is our lycra we were sailing in got taken... unbelievable!

"Anyway, we made it back to the hotel slightly shaken but all OK."

© 2014 AFP

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