Iranian Athletes Auction Their Medals to Help Iran Quake Victims
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Two Iranian Olympics and Paralympics gold medal winners have auctioned their medals to raise money for the victims of Sunday's earthquake which left at least 430 people dead in Iran.
Olympic weightlifting champion Kianoush Rostami has put his gold medal up for auction on Tuesday and Paralympic Games gold medal winner in shooting Sareh Javanmardi announced on Wednesday that she sells her medal to raise money for the victims.
The multiple top Iranian athletes and sports celebrities are planning to give back similarly to Rostami at an event taking place on Wednesday.
This earthquake struck just after 9 p.m. on Sunday, and has been recognized as the strongest earthquake to ever hit the Western part of Iran.
As of right now, the earthquake has claimed over 430 lives, injured over 7,500, and has left thousands homeless and in need of support.