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W. Klitschko's Gold Medal Grabs $1 Million at Charity Event

By Ruslan Chikov

The Klitschko brothers held a charitable auction in Kiev, Ukraine. Wladimir Klitschko, the WBO/IBO/IBF/WBA heavyweight champion, auctioned off his 1996 Olympic gold medal, which a buyer bid $1 million dollars to win. However,  immediately after the sale the buyer returned the medal to Wladimir as a token of respect, because he wants the medal to remain in the Klitschko family. Wladimir was moved by the buyer's unbelievable gesture.

"This medal has brought success to Vitali and me. It has become the basis of our professional success and key that opened a lot of doors for us. Our dream has become a reality. And thanks to the funds that were paid for the medal by the benefactor, we will also [help] the dreams of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian children. On behalf of these children, their parents and teachers, I thank you for the wellbeing of the people," Wladimir said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Invincible on 03-30-2012

[QUOTE=AssasinKing;11951942]Nice of Wlad Klitschko....and even more the man who paid the 1mil to charity and gave him his medal back[/QUOTE] My first thought is that both guys are crazy then I realized I'm a normal person compared to both guys.

Comment by AssasinKing on 03-30-2012

Nice of Wlad Klitschko....and even more the man who paid the 1mil to charity and gave him his medal back

Comment by Mr. Invincible on 03-30-2012

[QUOTE=Own3d;11951246]Wlad obviously didn't think that much of it or he would have donated money instead of auctioning it.[/QUOTE] You would negatively spin this wouldn't you? What a hater. You probably hate him because he's Ukrainian or something.

Comment by Mr. Invincible on 03-30-2012

[QUOTE=Medved;11950724][IMG]http://i43.tinypic.com/35002z4.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Exactly, lol. That was epic.

Comment by Weltschmerz on 03-30-2012

[QUOTE=Scrubber;11951785]what great role models the Klitchkos are in sports and in life. They are just what an athlete and champion is supposed to represent in life. Clean cut intelligent well educated well versed and complete gentlemen. No tattoos marring these…

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