Rio de Janeiro: He fought for gold but managed a silver medal. Now Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski is hoping that his Rio medal turns out to be far more precious than gold to save the life of a three-year-old child.
The reigning world champion has put on auction his medal to raise money for Olek Szymanski, a Polish toddler diagnosed with retinoblastoma, an eye cancer affecting young children.
“In Rio, I fought for the gold. Today I appeal to everyone — let’s fight together about something that is even more precious. The health of this fantastic boy. So you are all invited to the auction,” Malachowski said on Facebook.
“I invite everybody to join the bidding. If you help me, my silver medal may be more valuable for Olek than gold,” he said.
The auction ends on August 26.