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Olympic silver medalist cyclist jailed for drug dealing

2016 Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19: Australian Cyclist Jack Bobridge of the Trek Segafredo team prepares for stage 1 of the 2016 Tour Down Under from Prospect to Lyndoch on January 19, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne De Klerk/Getty Images)

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PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two-time Olympic cycling silver medalist Jack Bobridge has been jailed for more than four years after being found guilty of dealing drugs following his retirement after the Rio Games

Bobridge was part of the Australian silver medal-winning team pursuit at Rio and at the 2012 Olympics in London. He also won two gold medals at the world championships in team pursuit and one in the individual pursuit.

The 29-year Bobridge was convicted in Perth’s District Court on Friday on four charges of supplying ecstasy tablets to a former friend in Perth between March and August 2017. He was sentenced to a total of four years and six months, but will be eligible for parole.

During his testimony, Bobridge named two other Australian cyclists who he claimed had taken drugs with him, but their names were suppressed by the judge.

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