Rare winner's medal from the first ever Olympics has sold for £131,000 following a bidding war

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Pictured: The runners up medal was bronze not silver <br />
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An extremely rare winner's medal from the first ever Olympics has sold for £131,000 following a bidding war. ($180,000)<br />
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The unknown champion received a silver medal for coming first at the 1896 games in Athens, Greece.<br />
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The runner-up got a bronze medal and there was no reward for finishing third.