Olympic Karateka Selling Bronze Medal to Support Ukraine

Horuna Bronze
A month ago Olympic bronze medalist karateka Stanislav Horuna put his martial arts career on hold to join his countrymen in Ukraine in fighting against the Russian invasion. Now he's taken the further step of putting his prized medal from the Tokyo Olympics up for sale with the proceeds going to support his nation.

Horuna announced last week he's auctioning the medal on eBay, where the current bid as of this writing was $13,300. Horuna won the medal at last year's Olympic Games, making it to the semifinals of the men's 75 kg kumite division before losing to eventual gold medalist Luigi Busà of Italy. In an interview, Horuna said that while it's sad he has to sell the medal to support Ukraine's war effort, "my country has a bigger priority than my medal."

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