Russia’s Anton Gafarov was in danger of being forced to quit in the finals of the men’s cross country skiing sprint because of a badly damaged ski. However, thanks to the kindness of Canadian coach Justin Wadsworth, who ran onto the course to replace his broken ski, he managed to cross the finish line. Here’s what happened.
Asked why he would run onto the course to help a competitor,Justin Wadsworth answered,
“It was like watching an animal stuck in a trap. You can’t just sit there and do nothing about it. … I wanted him to have dignity as he crossed the finish line.”
Hopefully Gafarov treats Wadsworth to a beer afterward. But it’d probably make more sense if Wadsworth buys considering there’s a beer fridge in Sochi that dispenses free beer to anyone with a Canadian passport.