British sailors Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark were mugged in Rio as they returned from training
Olympic sailors Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark were mugged at knifepoint in Rio as they returned to their hotel from a training session.
The pair, who are currently in Brazil for a training camp ahead of the 2016 Olympics, posted a message on their Facebook page following the ordeal on Wednesday.
“Our delightful walk back from the from the sailing club to the hotel turned fairly nasty when two guys wielding seven inch knives ran at us, pushed us around and grabbed everything we had.
“Along with the things that were actually worth something, the most annoying thing right now is our lycra we were sailing in got taken, unbelievable!
“Anyway, we made it back to the hotel slightly shaken but all ok, looking forward to what tomorrow brings.”
Mills, 26 and Clark, 35, who compete in the women’s 470 class, won silver at the London 2012 Olympic Games and recently took home the bronze in this year’s World Championships.