Trike stolen again from Par­a­lympian

Eastern Reporter - - Street Watch -

A FOR­MER two-time Par­a­lympic gold medal­list has had his pur­pose-built tri­cy­cle worth $3000 stolen from Eden Hill for the se­cond time in eight months.

Bassendean res­i­dent Mark Le Flo­hic (47) won a gold medal in the mixed bi­cy­cle divi­sion four time trial at the Syd­ney 2000 Par­a­lympic Games and an­other gold in the men’s tri­cy­cle road race in Athens in 2004.

His mother Carol Le Flo­hic said the trike was stolen from her back­yard while they were eat­ing lunch at her house be­tween 1.30pm and 2pm on Oc­to­ber 1.

“I left the front gate open for him to come in be­cause he can’t go off the trike,” she said. “We went out and the trike was gone. “It was aw­ful; this is what stunned me… we were es­sen­tially in one room.”

Ms Le Fohlic said her son had lost his only form of trans­port.

“Ba­si­cally I don’t drive so that trike is his only form of trans­port,” she said.

“It is not like ev­ery­one has got one of th­ese things.”

Pic­ture: Nick Wil­son/ALLSPORT

Mark Le Flo­hic at the 2000 Par­a­lympic Games.

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