Updated at 13:48,15-08-2017

Belarus Olympic champion set to sell exclusive Samsung phone to help sports school

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At first Uladzislau Hancharou, who brought the Belarusian team its first gold in Rio, wanted to sell his exclusive Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Edition. Samsung company presented such device to each Olympic athlete.

“After the victory in Rio, I removed my ad I had posted on the internet before and decided to set the phone for an auction, because after my success its value increased. It is one of the exclusive limited Olympic series, and its contents is not trivial – there are many personal photos I took in Rio, and not only photos of competitions,” he said.


Whem the device is sold, the athlete will hand over the money to Vitsebsk-based specialized children and youth sports school of the Olympic reserve No 1 where he used to go to.

Belarus Olympic champion set to sell exclusive Samsung phone to help sports school


For his gold in jumping on a trampoline Hancharou will receive $150,000 prize money from the Belarusian state. Interestingly, Croatia, Great Britain, Norway and Sweden do not pay their athletes for Olympic awards.

The time and venue where the auction will be held is to be announced soon.