What's buzzing:

Fourth-Place Medal

Zofia Noceti-Klepacka, Olympic windsurfer, will auction bronze medal to help girl with Cystic Fibrosis

Fourth-Place Medal

PAP/Raphael

LONDON — Zofia Noceti-Klepacka of Poland won the bronze medal in the women's RS-X at the London Olympics, a windsurfing event that involved a heavy sailboard.

Now she intends to sell it — but for a very worthy cause.

Noceti-Klepacka has a neighbor named Zuzia, a 5-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis. She requires constant care, and that care has proven to be a financial challenge to her family. She's also Noceti-Klepacka's biggest fan.

So Noceti-Klepacka vowed before the Summer Games that if she won a medal, she would put it up for auction, with the proceeds going to Zuzia and her family.

She placed third in the women's RS-X final, finishing just three seconds ahead of a rival from Finland and capturing the bronze medal for Zuzia.

Via Polskie Radio (translated), Noceti-Klepacka said:

"Susan is my neighbor, I know her since birth. I've seen that had problems, how many times was in the hospital, she spent much time there, her mom.

"Everyone here is praying that Susan survived. Now maybe you can not see it, but cystic fibrosis is a fatal disease before the Games and said that I was going to London after the medal for her."

No word yet on how and where the medal will be auctioned. Maybe she's waiting to see how Evander Holyfield sets the bronze-medal auction market.

h/t KING 5

More Olympics coverage on Yahoo! Sports:

Other popular Olympics coverage on Yahoo! Sports:
Elite Athlete Workouts video: Tyson Gay's focus on nutrition and staying clean
What's next for 10 of the biggest stars of the London Olympics?
Photos: Scary faces of synchronized swimmers

View Comments (298)
  • Egypt court sentences Mursi to 20 years in prison - state TV

    Egypt court sentences Mursi to 20 years in prison - state TV

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohamed Mursi to 20 years in prison without parole on Tuesday for the killing of protesters in December 2012, in a decision broadcast on state television. It was the first ruling against … More »

    Reuters - 4 minutes 9 seconds ago
  • NBA-Highlights of Monday's playoff games

    (Releads with Warriors win) April 20 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Basketball Association playoff games: - - - Warriors 97, Pelicans 87 Shooting guard Klay Thompson scored 12 of his 26 points in the final 6:39 of the … More »

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • Serena says not ready for claycourt season yet

    Serena says not ready for claycourt season yet

    (Reuters) - Twice French Open champion Serena Williams said her struggle to beat Sara Errani in the Fed Cup on Sunday had been a real "eye-opener" as the claycourt season gets into full swing. World number one Williams eventually prevailed 4-6 … More »

    Reuters - 21 minutes ago
  • White Sox score four in the ninth, beat Indians in walk-off thriller

    White Sox score four in the ninth, beat Indians in walk-off thriller

    Trevor Bauer turned in a great start for the Indians, but the White Sox pounced in the ninth. … More »

    Big League Stew - 23 minutes ago
  • I am used to threat posed by Djokovic, says Nadal

    I am used to threat posed by Djokovic, says Nadal

    A red hot Novak Djokovic is being tipped to end Rafa Nadal's stranglehold at Roland Garros in June but the Spaniard dismissed the threat as being no different to those he has faced before. He comfortably beat Nadal on his beloved red clay in last … More »

    Reuters - 25 minutes ago