Israeli athletes in a special clip with the President of Israel in honor of Sukkot // Spokesperson for the President's House
Jose Manuel Barca, the coach who led the Spanish women's field hockey team that won gold in Barcelona 92, experienced some very bitter hours this past weekend. While he and his family were attending the funeral of his 99-year-old mother, their home in Madrid was broken into by thieves who cut through the fence and took replicas of his two Olympic gold medals, and that of his wife, Virginia Ramirez, who played under him on the same team. As well as other memorabilia from his sporting career.
In an interview with Marca, Barca said: "My mother died three months before her 100th birthday, on Monday we buried her, and I don't know how they found out we weren't home, because my wife and son came back after less than 24 hours, so the house didn't stand empty for a long time."
The team on the podium, photo: from Twitter
"My wife Virginia found the house open and the fence broken," Barca explained, sharing: "What hurts us the most is that they took the replicas of our medals, the original they couldn't because it's attached to the wall, but they took more medals from other places. Insurance will pay for it, but these are things with value that goes far beyond money, they represent our hard work."
📌 Los ladrones se llevaron las réplicas de los oros olímpicos del seleccionador José Brasa y de su mujer, la exjugadora Virginia Ramírez, además de otras preseas e insignias pic.twitter.com/TZL4x2phef
— MARCA (@marca) October 3, 2023
The hottest sports articles and updates on your Telegram
Did we make a mistake? We'll fix it! If you find a mistake in the article, please share with us