Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte Friday offered her two silver medals from the London 2012 Olympic Games to Our Lady of Monserrat in Barcelona, saying both were of “equal value” to her. Read for instance Catholic News Agency.
“One cost a little bit more effort than the other because it was a longer race,” she recalled. “But all of my rivals were very tough and before it starts you don’t know what is going to happen because everyone is very strong.”
Bajando de Montserrat de ofrecerle mis medallas a la Moreneta! 😘😁 twitter.com/miss_belmont/s…
— Mireia Belmonte (@miss_belmont) August 16, 2012
Really interesting details in that article is that Belmonte has schlerosis: “The swimmer was born in Badalona, Spain, in 1990. She began swimming at the age of four at the recommendation of doctors to help correct her sclerosis.”