Olympic gold medallist puts diamonds up for auction
Australian Olympic gold medallist Cathy Freeman has included a diamond ring in an auction that aims to raise money for her charity.
The runner, who won the 400 metres at the Olympics in Sydney a decade ago, is selling a number of items to generate funds for the Catherine Freeman Foundation, the Herald Sun reports.
Valued at AU$14,000 (£8,805), the ring will go under the hammer on October 25th in a sale that also features watches from luxury brands such as Bulgari.
Freeman said she wants to focus on her foundation – which provides support to indigenous children on Palm Island – after celebrating the tenth anniversary of her Olympic win.
Also going up for auction this month is a Barbie doll that comes with a one-carat pink diamond, which is expected to sell for up to $500,000 (£314,485) in New York on October 20th.
Christie's is auctioning off the item, with proceeds from the sale going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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