German Olympic champion Robert Harting forced to sleep at train station
NEWLY crowned Olympic discus champion Robert Harting had his accreditation stolen and spent Tuesday night in a train station after being denied access to the athlete’s village.
“Puuh I just got robbed while I did some work to please athletic fans! I lost my accreditation for Olympic village!- no entrance,” the German, who amused the Olympic stadium with his gold celebration jumping hurdles around the track shirtless, tweeted.
He told German newspaper Bild, that a thief stole all his gear while he was celebrating the gold medal with friends on the cruise ship MS Deutschland, anchored on the Thames during the Olympics.
As a result the newly-crowned winner had to find alternative accommodation and spent the night at an un-named train station.
Luckily Harting does not have to worry about being granted access to his own victory ceremony later this evening, as Locog has provided him with a new accreditation.
Harting came in to Tuesday’s competition as odds-on favourite, winning Germany’s first athletics gold in twelve years with his throw of 68.27 metres.