Trike stolen again from Paralympian
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.”
Mark Le Flohic at the 2000 Paralympic Games.