The Olympics might be over but it still remains a firm fixture on our headlines.

 

One story, however, seems more poignant than others.

 

One man who found himself stepping up to the podium after a successful games is now selling his silver medal to raise money for treatment for a three-year-old boy suffering from a rare form of cancer.

 

Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski successfully brought home his second Olympic silver in Rio and is now putting the medal to good use.

 

 

Piotr has decided to sell the medal so that Olek Szymanski can travel to America to get treatment for retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer that affects young children.

 

“My silver medal is worth a lot more than a week ago. It is worth the health of little Olek,” he told ITV.

 

The Olympian said this opportunity gave him the chance to “increase the value of my silver.”

 

"Winning an Olympic medal is one of an athlete's life dreams.

 

“Of course, the most precious is gold. I did everything in my power to get it. Unfortunately this time I did not succeed.”

 

 

Piotr went on to appeal for the public’s help in making his victory even more valuable.

 

"In Rio I fought for the gold. Today I appeal to everyone ― let’s fight together about something that is even more precious: the health of this fantastic boy.

 

"If you help me, my silver can be more precious than gold."

 

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