Highest bidder of the Tony Martin Olympic medal auction returns medal to Martin

The time trialist's selfless act rewarded with €35,000 in funds raised and a return of his medal

Tony Martin. 2012 London Olympic Games
(Image credit: Getty Images)

In today's feel-good news, four-time world champion Tony Martin announced that his Olympic silver medal was returned to him after he auctioned it off to raise money for children in the Ukraine conflict.

In March, the now-retired time trial specialist announced that he would be auctioning off what he described as  “the biggest trophy” of his career in an effort to raise money for a German organization called RTL - Wir helfen Kindern and their relief efforts in the Ukraine. 

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.