Canadian speedskater Anouk Leblanc-Boucher is selling her Olympic silver medal for $1 million on Kijiji
For those who’d love to own an Olympic medal, but lack the physical ability and determination to defeat the rest of the world in competition, Anouk Leblanc-Boucher wants to help you out. The short-track speedskater, who won a silver medal in the 2006 winter games in Turin, is hocking the hardware on Kijiji. But not on the cheap: according to the National Post, she’ll only part with it for $1 million.
The 29 year-old mother of three (who now goes by Anouk English) won the silver medal in the 3,000-metre relay. That same year she also won an individual bronze medal in the 500-metre race that she’s decided to keep. Apparently the athlete wants to use the funds from the sale to finance her Olympic comeback at the 2018 games in South Korea. And she doesn’t seem too concerned about losing the emotional connection. “This is just an extra way to get ahead,” she explained. For non-billionaires who’d like to support the Canadian, she’s also selling her skates for the less extravagant price of $7,000.