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U.S. Olympic champion Joe Jacobi’s gold medal stolen

Joe Jacobi

NEW YORK - MAY 16: Canoe/Kayaker Joe Jacobi poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit on May 16, 2004 at the Marriott Marquis in New York, New York. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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Slalom canoeist Joe Jacobi‘s 1992 Olympic gold medal was stolen from a car in Atlanta on Monday.

The medal was inside a backpack that was taken from the car after it was broken into, according to NBC’s affiliate in Atlanta.

Jacobi’s wife, Lisa, posted an image of the car belonging to the person she believed stole the medal.

Jacobi, 46, competed in the 1992 Barcelona and 2004 Athens Olympics.

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