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Pic: Olympic Judo medalist beat up, robbed on beach in Rio

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Well that's a fine how-do-you-do.

Not long after Dirk Van Tichelt won a bronze metal in judo, the Belgian athlete was beat up and hospitalized by a opportunistic thief on the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, home to the 2016 Summer Olympics.

While the beach bandit got away with a cellphone, he did not, thankfully, make off with that shiny new medal.

Not to be "that guy" ... but couldn't he just Harai-Goshi that dude into the sand or something?

To be fair, anyone can be a target in Brazil (or anywhere, for that matter). Back in 2014, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua -- one of the baddest light heavyweights to ever lace up the gloves -- was robbed at gunpoint in Linha Vermelha.

Still not as bad as this.