Ukrainian Olympic silver medal auction raises funds for military operations

As per the news floating around the internet, we came to know that Ruslan Mezentsev, an Olympic gymnast from Ukraine, is auctioning off one of his most prized possessions—his silver medal—and donating the proceeds to his home nation. So they have the resources to pay for the war against Russia.

Ukrainian Olympic silver medal auction raises funds for military operations

Mezentsev participated in the floor exercise, pommel horse, and still rings events during the men’s artistic all-around competition in Sydney in 2000. The team’s final score of 230.306, which Ruslan contributed a total of 28.725, earned them a silver medal. Only 1.613 points separated the Ukrainians from China, who took home the gold.

We also came to know that right now, that silver medal is up for auction at RR Auction and has already received 8 offers. Although it is currently $3,000, anticipate a price increase. Mezentsev, who is currently 41 years old, is from the Ukrainian town of Kropyvnytskyi in the country’s center.

RR claims that even the buyer’s premium from the sale as well as the entire proceeds will be contributed to the war effort (the money that typically goes to the auction). Bidding expires on July 21 if you’re interested in a fantastic piece of sports memorabilia and want to support Ukraine.

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