TWO-TIME OLYMPIAN’S MEDALS STOLEN FROM ARTESIA HOMEBy Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Group
There are no leads on the case, but detectives continue to investigate, according to the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station.
The two-time Olympian told NBC4 that the medals were inside a safe hidden in a closet and bolted to the floor of the home.
Smith was a short track speed skater and won bronze in the 500-meter at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He earned another bronze medal in the 5,000-meter relay alongside teammates Alex Izykowski, J. P. Kepka, and Apolo Anton Ohno at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.