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VIDEO: Local Olympian receives another piece of stolen gold medal

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Another chapter in the saga of the stolen and returned Olympic gold medal of Joe Jacobi the paddler who won Olympic gold in Barcelona in whitewater slalom in 1992.

Earlier this summer, Jacobi's medal was stolen from his car in Atlanta and two weeks later a six-year-old girl found the gold part of the medal when she was out walking with her parents.

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The most important part of the medal, the gold facade, is very thin and bendable.

A few days ago a package arrived from the International Olympic Committee. It contained a replica of the base.

"This is the part of the medal that Chloe found; this is the part that wasn't found; this is like the nicest thing anyone could ever do," Jacobi says.

Jacobi has spent the 24 years since winning gold as an avid supporter of his sport and motivational speaker. 

He usually takes his medal with him to help inspire the dreams of others.

Channel 3 looks forward to seeing how the medal will look once it's back together and ready to travel again.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this story. 

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