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Maria Andrejczyk: Polish javelin thrower auctions Tokyo 2020 silver medal to help 8-month-old get heart surgery

The 25-year-old completed first in qualifying for the ultimate on the Summer Games however was outthrown by slightly below two meters by China’s Liu Shiying to earn the silver — her first Olympic medal.
However, in a Facebook publish final Wednesday, Andrejczyk explained that she was auctioning off her Olympic medal to increase funds for eight-month-old Miłoszek Małysa to have life-saving heart surgery.

“I did not spend lengthy desirous about this, it was the primary fundraiser I got here throughout and I knew it was the fitting one,” she wrote.

According to Małysa’s mother, Monika, there are not any viable choices to help the toddler of their residence nation, Poland, with their final hope being an operation in Stanford, California.

Andrejczyk defined that Małysa wanted 1.5 million zloty ($383,000) for the pressing surgery. With half the cash already raised, she mentioned she needed to fundraise the opposite half.

Andrejczyk competes in the women's javelin final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

After beginning the public sale off at 200,000 zloty ($51,000), she introduced on Monday through Facebook that Żabka, a Polish grocery store chain, received the public sale with a bid of $125,000.

“It’s with the best pleasure that I give to you, Żabka, my medal which for me is a logo of wrestle, religion and the pursuit of desires regardless of the various challenges,” she wrote.

“I hope for you it will likely be a logo of the lifetime of which we fought for collectively.”

The cash raised will permit Małysa to get the required surgery at Stanford University Medical Center.

After profitable the public sale, Żabka introduced that they are going to be returning the medal to Andrejczyk.

“We had been moved by the gorgeous and very noble gesture of our Olympian,” it wrote on Facebook.

“Therefore, we determined to assist the gathering of funds for the sick Miłoszek. We additionally determined that the silver medal from Tokyo will stay with Mrs. Maria, who confirmed how nice she is.”

Andrejczyk had earlier missed out on an Olympic medal on the 2016 Rio Games by simply two centimeters.

Aleks Klosok contributed to this report.

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