Tontowi Ahmad raises money for pandemic relief by auctioning Rio Olympics jersey

Tontowi Ahmad raised money for Covid-19 pandemic relief by auctioning his jersey which he wore when he won the gold medal at the Rio Olympics.

The auction was conducted on Tontowi’s Instagram account through a live stream, in collaboration with a former football player Isnan Ali.

The shirt went to the highest bidder Om Armand Joger, an entrepreneur. The item fetched a sum of Rp 13 million (826 USD).

Om Armand, however, refused to take the t-shirt and said that he did not deserve to keep an Olympic champion’s jersey. Instead, he asked Tontowi to keep it and archive it.

The proceeds from the auction will be donated through Isnan Ali. It will be primarily used to but PPEs and daily essentials of people who need it.