Polish athlete auctions Olympic medal to treat child

/ Sports Published on : 16 / 08 / 2021 – 17: 64

Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk , silver medalist at the Tokyo Olympics on August 7. REUTERS – ANDREW BOYERS Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk, silver medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, has auctioned her honor to co-fund the operation of an infant with heart disease. “I hope this will symbolize for you the life for which we fought together”, she wrote on Monday 12 August on Facebook. Auctions yielded 000 zlotys (approximately 44 euros). The money will support a fundraiser to finance the operation in the United States of Milosz, an eight-month-old boy with a heart defect. At the same time, hundreds of people took part in the collection, making it possible to collect the sum necessary for the operation.