Olympian’s Sydney 2000 torch missing after friend mistakenly drives off with it on top of car

Olympic flame

It was a common mistake made to lose an uncommon item.

A friend of Australian 1984 Olympic long jumper Robyn Lorraway borrowed Lorraway’s torch from the Sydney 2000 Olympic relay to show her school class. That torch is now missing after the friend placed it on top of her car and drove off.

Lorraway called it “an honest mistake.”

“A lot of people may have placed something on top of the car and driven off before realizing,” said Lorraway, who finished sixth in the 1984 long jump won, according to Australian reports.

“I have great hope that the torch has been found by someone nearby and will be handed to the police as soon as possible.”

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