This is precisely why I love our country. Such a kind-hearted gesture from Canadian coach, Justin Wadsworth, who came to the rescue of a Russian cross-country skier, who fell and broke his ski during a race.
“I was on the course with spare skis and poles for Alex [Harvey, a member of the Canadian team that didn’t qualify for the sprint final],” said Wadsworth. “I just went to watch. The Russian fell on the big downhill before the finish area and broke a ski. I was surprised no one else on the course gave him anything.”
“I went over and gave him one of Alex’s spare skis. It was about giving Gafarov some dignity so he didn’t have to walk to the finish area.”
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