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Nathan Sobey's Stolen Tokyo Medal Has Been Returned

Ryan Rosendale

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Nathan Sobey's Stolen Tokyo Medal Has Been Returned

Boomers' fans rejoice, justice has been served.

Nathan Sobey has revealed his previously stolen Olympic bronze medal has been returned to him more than a month after it was stolen from his home.

Sobey, who won the medal playing for the Boomers at the Tokyo Olympics last year, appealed for the public's help in February after the medal was stolen while he was playing for the Brisbane Bullets in the NBL.

Sobey took to Instagram earlier today to let fans know it had been returned to him.

"Look who made it back home!!!" Sobey wrote.

"Just want to thank everyone for all their help in getting my medal back to me!! I truly do believe that with everyone's help, it encouraged whoever took it to hand it back into someone who then got into contact with me. So again, thank you!!!!"

"Unfortunately, it is not in the same state as it was when it was taken and as expected, it has been mistreated while it was in this person's hands. But with all that being said, I am still super happy that it is back where it belongs."

The medal being returned is a highlight of what has been a disappointing few months for Sobey with the star currently recovering from a knee injury that has disrupted his NBL season.

With the Bullets no longer in finals contention, they have elected to rest their star player for the remainder of the season.

"Having a player of Sobey's calibre sidelined has been challenging for us and we've missed him on the court," Bullets head coach James Duncan said.

"While he hasn't been out there, Sobey has been determined to contribute to the team and has had a strong presence in the locker room."

"Sobey's health is number one and we'll do everything we can to get him back on the court for NBL23."

Round 19 of the NBL season continues tonight with the Tasmania JackJumpers hosting the Cairns Taipans while the Bullets will face the Illawarra Hawks on Saturday - April 9.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Basketball, Australia

Ryan Rosendale
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