Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski just flexed on the entire Olympic field in the ultimate act of selflessness and the biggest bro move surrounding the Rio Olympics.
Malachowski threw 67.55m to claim silver, finishing a mere 82cm behind Germany’s Christoph Harting who took gold. Instead of keeping the medal to get laid and of course as a token of hard work and achievement on the most grandiose stage on the planet, he gave it away.
The 33-year-old auctioned off the medal to raise money for a sick child named Olek Szymanski, who has retinoblastoma, a cancer in the eye that is most common among children. Malachowski’s auctioned medal raised enough funds to fly Olek to New York City, where treatment for this type of cancer is the safest and most effective.
Malachowski told The Independent:
“My silver medal is worth a lot more than a week ago,” said Malachowski.
“It is worth the health of little Olek.”
He added: “We were able to show that together we can do wonders. It is our great shared success.
The Polish champion was moved to take action when the boy’s mother wrote to him and revealed that her son had been battling cancer for two years and the treatment in New York was his only hope at survival.
Legit got a lump in my throat typing this story out. What a fucking bro. Ryan Lochte’s over here making up stories and painting himself as a hero, while this dude is out here saving lives. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t care who gets the credit.
[h/t The Independent]