London, England – Anthony Ervin auctioned off his gold medal for winning the 50-meter freestyle at the 2000 Sydney Olympics to aid victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami.
Now, he wants another one.
"Hopefully I can make that happen in the next two swims," he said.
Ervin swam the fourth fastest time in heats for the 50 free Thursday morning and will go again in the evening, when the Aquatics Centre will also host the second head-to-head race between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Read more about Ervin moves on in 50; Phelps-Lochte II on tap