How bad is Rio? Judo medalist Dirk Van Tichelt was beaten up celebrating his win

Dirk Van Tichelt won bronze in the 73-kg judo competition on Monday. So...

Naturally, he went off to Copacabana Beach that night to celebrate the achievement. And that’s where things went awry.

Van Tichelt was reportedly assaulted by a thief on the famous beach, and was struck in the face. He was taken to the hospital after the incident.

The thief, who was reportedly Brazilian, came away with a cellphone, but, crucially, not with a bronze medal.

That's some great country.


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