Olympic Medalist’s Selfless Gesture
Olympic Medalist’s Selfless Gesture, A Polish windsurfer is taking home bronze – and keeping her promise to give it up. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka, Olympic windsurfer, will auction bronze medal to help girl with Cystic Fibrosis, Zofia Noceti-Klepacka of Poland won the bronze medal in the women’s RS-X at the London Olympics, a windsurfing event that involved a heavy sailboard.
Now she intends to sell it – but for a very worthy cause.
Noceti-Klepacka has a neighbor named Zuzia, a 5-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis. She requires constant care, and that care has proven to be a financial challenge to her family. She’s also Noceti-Klepacka’s biggest fan.
So Noceti-Klepacka vowed before the Summer Games that if she won a medal, she would put it up for auction, with the proceeds going to Zuzia and her family.
She placed third in the women’s RS-X final, finishing just three seconds ahead of a rival from Finland and capturing the bronze medal for Zuzia.