An Australian Paralympic athlete was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend in Rio de Janeiro, raising continued concerns about the city’s security as it hosts upcoming Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Liesl Tesch, 47, claimed a man with a gun pushed her off her bicycle and stole it after initially demanding money. Tesch is a medal-winning Paralympian in both wheelchair sailing and basketball.
7 News at 6pm: Fury about the safety of our athletes in Rio after athlete @LieslTesch was robbed at gunpoint. https://t.co/ZpHatMRTDD
— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) June 21, 2016