Elena Vesnina achieved some of the most important results of her career when she found herself representing her country. The Russian tennis player, who paired with Ekaterina Makarova won three Grand Slam tournaments (Roland Garros 2013, US Open 2014 and Wimbledon 2017, ed), managed to win two precious Olympic medals: the first gold in doubles at the Games Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016; the second silver medal in mixed doubles at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Precisely for this reason, the theft suffered in her home in the last hours has shaken Vesnina and her whole family. As reported by the Russian newspaper Kommersant, the house of the famous player was burgled when no one was inside and the thieves took several jewels in addition to the two Olympic medals.
Vesnina said after the theft: “We were only away from home for a few hours. The medals were in a sports bag, not in a particular place. I didn’t put them in the safe because I was going to show them to the children in the club. However, the thieves also opened the safe. The alarm did not work. When we returned home, we noticed that the two medals had also been stolen.”
Elena Vesnina robbed of the two Olympic medals after theft
The medals of the most important sporting event have an enormous value on the market and it is not the first time that an athlete has suffered a theft of this magnitude. Vesnina hopes to recover at least her personal items and not to lose forever the results of everything she has built in an entire career. Recall that Vesnina returned to play at the age of 34 following pregnancy.
“I want to show my daughter what mom can do,” Vesnina explained. “You know that I am working to start playing tennis again and you like the idea. I am not coming back because I have to. I have many options and I am not in a hurry.
She is all coming naturally. I enjoy playing tennis. Tennis has never really come out of me. I kept him close. It’s a part of my life and it will always be. I don’t want to have regrets.”