Antiques Roadshow guest refuses to accept staggering valuation of 1924 Olympic medal

Antiques Roadshow guest refuses to accept staggering valuation of 1924 Olympic medal

The guest said of Lucy to add a bit more context: “When she stopped swimming from the age of 27, the swimming association asked her to start coaching for the Olympic team and also chaparoing other swimmers across the country. She just loved it, it was her life.”

Thinking more about the valuation, Adam told Julia the gold medal itself was worth £15,000, which she refused to accept.

Startled by the valuation, the guest exclaimed: “What? For one medal?”

“Just for that, yeah and you’ve got all these gold medals and more here – another £15,000,” the expert continued, before concluding: “Altogether, it just adds up to the most extraordinary record for the most incredible woman.”

Antiques Roadshow continues Sunday at 8:15pm on BBC One.

Published at Tue, 19 May 2020 10:40:00 +0000