Israeli Olympian raises $52 000 for charity in auction

2016-08-30 16:55
A file photo of Israeli bronze medallist Yarden Gerbi celebrating on the podium at the Olympics. (AFP)

A file photo of Israeli bronze medallist Yarden Gerbi celebrating on the podium at the Olympics. (AFP)

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Jerusalem - An Israeli Olympic bronze medallist has raised more than $50 000 for children with cancer by auctioning her Rio Games identification badge on eBay.

Judoka Yarden Gerbi's badge was sold on Monday for $52 200 after a week-long bidding process.

The proceeds will be donated to the children's oncology department of Ichilov Hospital at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, the eBay page said.

Gerbi - Israel's 2013 judo world champion - was feted at home after she clinched the Olympic under- 63kg bronze medal in Rio.

Fellow Israeli judoka Or Sasson also won a bronze medal in the over 100kg category.

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