Olympic speedskater Anouk Leblanc-Boucher selling silver medal for $1 million on Kijiji

Anouk Leblanc-Boucher (Reuters) and her silver medal (Kijiji).

Anouk Leblanc-Boucher (Reuters) and her silver medal (Kijiji).

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:15 PM ET

A Canadian Olympian is willing to part ways with her silver medal -- if the price is right.

Short track speedskater Anouk Leblanc-Boucher -- now known as Anouk English -- has posted an advertisement on Kijiji that asks for $1 million in exchange for a 2006 Turin silver medal, which she won in a 3,000-metre relay race.

In the ad, dated Feb. 10, Leblanc-Boucher, 29, also proposes trading $7,000 for a pair of her skates.

"2006 Turino (sic) winter Olympic games," the ad reads. "Anouk leblanc boucher, short track. Bronze in 500m and silver in relay.

Contact me if interested in skates and possibly the medals."

Asked why she is attempting to sell one of her two Olympic medals, the Provost, Que., native told CTV she simply needs the cash to attempt a speedskating comeback.

“It would be hard to part with the medal, but if I could be a millionaire and actually go to full-time training -- and not have to worry about having to work and getting the kids to a babysitter and just making it -- it would be worth it," she said, adding it's a goal to compete in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.

Leblanc-Boucher, who is a mother to three, also won a bronze in Turin in the 500-metre event.


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