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02/24/2014 07:18 EST | Updated 04/26/2014 05:59 EDT

Turin Medallist Seeks To Sell Speed Skates, Medal On Kijiji

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Anouk Leblanc-Boucher of Prevost, Que. poses with her bronze medal for the women's short track 500 metres at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006. (AP Photo/COC/Mike Ridewood)

A Canadian speedskating double-medallist from the 2006 Turin Olympics has put her skates and one of her medals up for sale to help finance a comeback at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.

Anouk Leblanc-Boucher — now Anouk English — won a bronze medal in the 500-metre short track event and a silver medal in the 3,000-metre relay in Turin.

In an ad on Kijiji, English is offering to sell one of those medals for $1 million and the speedskates she used to win them.

"I actually want to do a comeback and actually come-back for South Korea," said English, who is from Quebec but now lives in Saint John.

"I'm going to need some funding, and I don't want to worry about money, I just want to train," she said.

"So to me, it's more of my open door to maybe get a gold," said English, who has had three children since winning those medals. "And if the skates are the way I can get better skates, then that's the way I'm going to get them."

She's asking $7,000 for the skates. Her ad says to contact her if there is interest in them — "and possibly the medals."

English says she will sell her silver medal from the relay event for $1 million.

She says she won't sell her bronze medal because there's only one like it, so it's not for sale at any price.

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