Top Paralympian's medals stolen

2012-12-14 08:43
Anrune Liebenberg (File, Beeld)

Anrune Liebenberg (File, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - One of South Africa’s top Paralympian athletes was left heartbroken after the two medals she won earlier this year at the Paralympic Games were stolen from her.

Anruné Liebenberg, 20, wrote on Facebook: “Please pray. My medals were stolen out of my bag…at the airport!!!! A chain prayer will be necessary…Please LORD JESUS help. [sic]”

Liebenberg won a silver medal in the 400m and bronze in 200m at the Paralympic Games in London in August.

She was travelling with SA Express Airways on Thursday from George to Johannesburg. From there she drove to Kroonstad where she was guest speaking at an event, reported Beeld.

Her medals set off the safety alarms in George and she had to unpack her bag.

She said she kept her bag with her at all times.

“I slept on the plane and pushed my bag under my seat.”

She only realised the medals were gone when she reached Kroonstad.

“I don’t know why someone would take them? It is something that I worked four years for.”

Her father, Rudi asked: “What is anyone going to do with those medals? My child is heartbroken and now she still has to talk in Kroonstad.”

A reward of R5 000 has been offered for the return of the medals.

  • A previous version of this article stated that Liebenberg flew on SA Airlink. News24 apologises for the error.
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