Canadian heptathlon champion Jessica Zelinka is selling a little bit of herself in hopes of raising money so her family can watch her compete at this summer's Olympics in London.
Zelinka has gone to Twitter to sell an autographed bib she wore at the Canadian track and field trials in Calgary. The money will go toward flying her three-year-old daughter Anika and husband Nathaniel Miller to London.
"Bidding for my Olympic Trials bib (autographed) starts July 10 on Twitter," Zelinka tweeted. "Help send my family (daughter and husband) to the Olympics! To bid, use hashtag #zelinkabib.
Worn winning the title in the heptathlon, and breaking the Canadian Record (6,599pts).
Worn in the most anticipate event of the Olympic Trials, the 100m hurdles. Placing first and qualifying for the Olympics in a second event!
First-time Twitter handles have ever been used on bibs.
Bidding closes at 4 p.m. ET Friday.
Follow bidding on Twitter by searching #zelinkabib.
For those who prefer bids to be confidential or who do not have a twitter account, can email them to email@example.com.
Let the bidding begin!"
By Tuesday afternoon Zelinka had already received one $3,000 bid.
The 30-year-old from London, Ont., staged an upset by winning the women's 100-metre hurdles at the Canadian Track and Field Trials in Calgary. She is considered to be a medal contender in the two-day, seven-event heptathlon after winning the Canadian championship with the fourth-best performance in the world this year.
Zelinka finished fifth at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.