Elena Vesnina sees stolen Olympic medals returned
Olympic gold medalist Elena Vesnina saw her two Olympic gold medalists stolen in September of 2021 but now they are back.
Elena Vesnina suffered a home invasion back in September where she saw some of her jewelry stolen. Amongst the stolen items were her Olympics medals which she won in 2016 and 2020. Vesnina announced the news of the home invasion on her Instagram page explaining her shock and disappointment. However in another story recently the Russian player announced her medals have been returned.
The medals were returned to Vesnina when a courier delivered a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates which had both Olympic medals and the Olympic Champion’s ring enclosed. The contents were then taken for biological examination.
Vesnina said, “this is, of course, to put it mildly, unexpected, I didn’t expect anything anymore, the criminals are still (being looked) for. But I’m really glad the medals are back after all. I’m trying not to think about it, life goes on and I’m sure good will win anyway. Thank you for all your words of support and concern. I have received and received thousands of messages from you every day.”