Former US Olympian Roy Martin reveals all his medals and trophies from glittering high school career have been stolen from a storage unit in Texas

  • Roy ‘Robot’ Martin competed in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea 
  • He is a legendary high-school athlete in Texas and is in four Hall of Fames 

Former Olympic sprinter Roy ‘Robot’ Martin has seen all of his high school and college medals stolen after a Dallas storage unit was burgled.

Martin, 57, competed in the 1988 Seoul Olympics after a high school career that featured three state championships, and became a national champion in college with SMU as well.

But now, as he told Fox 4 Dallas, ‘my history is gone.’

‘All my clothes. All my memorabilia,’ he said. ‘Everything that I made history that I was going to give to my grandkids to let them enjoy, somebody just took it.’ \

‘Your stomach turns. Your gut hurts,’ he continued. ‘And it’s like why me? I mean, what’s the purpose of it?’ 

Roy Martin has urged for his medals and memorabilia to be brought back to him safely

His items were in a public storage unit near his home in Dallas when they were stolen

His items were in a public storage unit near his home in Dallas when they were stolen

According to the outlet, the storage site has recently had an issue with burglaries, as at least three units (including Martin’s) have been broken into of late.

Martin said he was keeping his items in the unit because he didn’t have room at home.

‘At the time, I lived around the corner. And I put my stuff in here. And where I moved to, it was just not enough room to keep everything. So I felt safe because it’s on the inside of a secured facility,’ he said.

At Roosevelt High School, Martin won three consecutive state titles and even set a national record in the 200 meters – which reportedly wasn’t broken until 2014 by Noah Lyles.

Ultimately, Martin just wants his items returned.

‘Please bring it back. No questions asked. Just bring it back, and all is forgiven,’ he stated.

 ‘It means the world to me. That’s my legacy. That’s my history. If I want to tell my story, it was in that storage right there.’