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Polish Olympic windsurfer to auction medal for ill girl

15 August 2012

Polish bronze medalist Zofia Noceti-Klepacka with her 5-year-old neighbor…

A Polish windsurfer who won bronze at the London Olympics is to auction her medal to help the seriously ill daughter of her neighbours.

Zofia Noceti-Klepacka, who took part in the Women's RS-X race, says the money will be used to pay for the treatment of five-year-old Zuzanna Bobinska, who has cystic fibrosis.

Before the games, Ms Noceti-Klepacka vowed to win a medal for "Zuzia".

She also promised the girl a bouncy castle and holidays.

"I promise you I'll get this medal for you. And when we have it, we'll sell it and buy a large bouncy castle. With a slide," she wrote on a social networking site in January, according to Polish media.

"We'll spend every autumn in warm countries. So you'll no longer be sick."

"Zuzia is my most faithful fan, and probably the youngest. She is also fighting, but with a disease. Zuzia, I'll blow away these games for you!" (...)

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