June 08, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) An American Olympian is searching for his 1992 gold medal after he says it was stolen by thieves who broke into his car in Atlanta.

Joe Jacobi won a gold medal for the U.S. in the two-man canoe slalom event in Barcelona, Spain.

He tells news outlets the medal was inside a backpack that was taken from his car while he and his family were inside a restaurant Monday.

Surveillance footage of the parking lot shows two men involved in the break-in.

Jacobi's wife, Lisa Riblet Jacobi, says police found the thieves' getaway car and recovered some of the stolen items Tuesday but are still looking for the medal.

She tells WGCL-TV (http://bit.ly/1OcOeil ) her husband takes the medal with him to share it with schoolchildren at public speaking events.

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