Standing Out Of The Crowd Anthony Ervin

Standing OUT of the crowd – Anthony Ervin

By Rajesh Setty on Fri 29 Apr 2005, 2:11 PM – 1 Comment

How many olympic gold medalist swimmers do you remember?

Unless you are in swimming, I would say the answer would be “Not many”

Anthony Ervin (olympic gold medalist for swimming in 2004) is about to

change that and is carving out a name for himself in a very unique

fashion. Ervin is auctioning of his gold medal in eBay and the proceeds are going to go to Tsunami relief.

Is this an attempt to get into the limelight? Ervin says “No” and in his own words –

“Selling my gold medal isn’t an attempt at the limelight,” he said.

“Rather, it’s the least I can do to help give back a little of the good

fortune I’ve experienced through swimming.”

While Ervin may be speaking from his heart and I think he is

doing this for a great cause, I am sure he is in the limelight and that

is just a bonus.

I had not heard of anyone else doing this before and for me, it was a very innovative way of leveraging his accomplishments.

All the best, Ervin! Hope you win another gold medal in the 2008 olympics.


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Tone  on October 28th, 2008

I just wanted to let you know that Ervin’s medal was for the 2000 olympic games and he retired from swimming in 2002.

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