Belgian Judo star Dirk Van Tichelt who recently won a Bronze medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics was mugged a day later while he was relaxing at the world famous Copacabana beach.
The injury was so bad that Dirk was forced to go to the hospital while the Rio thief took off with his mobile phone.
But despite losing his mobile Dirk was able to keep hold on to his prized bronze medal and other possessions.
The news was confirmed by the Belgian Olympic Committee who said Dirk was taken to a local hospital but did not receive any treatment.
Over the past few weeks, many countries had issued advisories to the tourists visiting Rio, warning them about the muggers in Rio.