In another Olympic story, we see something weird. An athlete is selling off her Silver medal that she worked so hard for and the reason will put a smile on your face. Meet Maria Andrejczyk, the athlete who put her medal out for sale in order to save a child’s life.
Talking about her decision, the athlete said, “A medal is only an object, but it can be of great value to others. This silver can save lives, instead of collecting dust in a closet.” She further added, “That is why I decided to auction it to help sick children.”
She is going to be helping a Polish child named Miloszek who needs a $250,000 heart operation in America. Miloszek’s family started a fundraising page in order to pay for the surgery. But they decided to pass on the funds they received. Andrejczyk is herself a survivor of bone cancer. She had missed by 2cm to land a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Hence, after winning Silver at the Tokyo Olympics, she decided to support a noble cause.
Who is Maria Andrejczyk?
- Andrejczyk is a track and field athlete from Poland who competes in the sport of Javeline throw.
- She is a 25-year-old athlete who holds the best record in Poland in Women’s Javeline throw. Her best stands at a distance of 71.40 m which is also the third-best in the whole world in the women’s category.
- Andrejczyk started her professional journey and participated in World Youth Championship and the World Junior Championship.
- In 2015, she had a podium finish at the European Junior Championships when she achieved first place. Her record was 59.73 m.
- She participated in the Olympics first in Rio where she missed the medal by a very close call and finished fourth.
- She was eliminated in the qualifying round at the 2019 World Championships after participating in the Olympics at Rio.
- After that, Maria Andrejczyk won second place at the Tokyo Olympics.