Aussie Olympic Silver Medallist Charged With Drug Dealing In Perth

A two-time Olympic silver medallist in cycling has faced court in Perth charged with drug offences.

Jack Bobridge, 28, who won silver twice in the team pursuit event at the 2012 and 2016 Games, is charged with five counts of drug possession and another count of possessing MDMA with the intent to sell or supply.

Jack Bobridge at the 20th Commonwealth Games in 2014.

He was arrested after police searched a home in Yokine in Perth’s northern suburbs. The raid was reportedly part of an operation targeting drug supply in licensed venues in the city’s entertainment district.

“The investigation led detectives to charge the 28-year-old man with two counts of sell and supply a trafficable quantity of MDMA and three counts of sell and supply MDMA,” a police statement said.

Bobridge was granted bail to appear in court again on September 21.

The athlete retired from professional cycling last year due to rheumatoid arthritis. Aside from his two Olympic silver medals, Bobridge also broke the individual pursuit world record back in 2011.