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Gold Medal Winner's Touching Gesture with Peruvian Skier at Sochi 2014
Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon OrbeTranslated by Gabriela García Calderón On 15 February 2014 @ 19:15 pm | No Comments
In Citizen Media, Eastern & Central Europe, Latin America, Peru, Quick Reads, Russia, Spanish, Sport, Switzerland, Western Europe
Swiss skier Darío Cologna  was awarded the gold medal on the 15-kilometer freestyle cross country ski race in the 2014 Winter Olympics  held in Sochi, Russia. But in Peru he made the news due to a moving and exemplary scene: he waited for more than 20 minutes at the finish line for Peruvian Roberto Carcelén to shake his hand and hug him, for he knew Carcelen had competed although he had two broken ribs .
Carcelén broke two ribs during training, and nonetheless he decided to participate in a 15 kilometer race because he had already announced these would be his last Winter Olympics.
On Twitter, the news  didn't go unnoticed:
VIVA el espiritu olimipico!.costilla rota y llego a la meta,Roberto Carcelen de Peru,quien creen lo esperaba en meta? http://t.co/C3B8r3kjGd 
— Diego Arcos S. (@DiegoArcos14) febrero 14, 2014 
HURRAY for the Olympic spirit! Broken rib and he made it all the way to the finish line, Roberto Carcelén from Peru. Who do you think was waiting for him at the finish line?
Un momento tan dulce que la nieve casi se hace raspadilla. Roberto Carcelén compitió hoy en Sochi – Rusia http://t.co/CzQOJCzjNf 
— La Mula (@lamula) febrero 14, 2014 
A moment so sweet that the snow almost became snow cones. Roberto Carcelén competed today in Sochi – Russia.
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URLs in this post:
 Darío Cologna: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dario_Cologna
 2014 Winter Olympics: http://www.sochi2014.com/en
 two broken ribs: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/place-olympic-skier-broken-rib-applauded-winner-finish/story?id=22515798
 news: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RobertoCarcel%C3%A9n&src=hash
 http://t.co/C3B8r3kjGd: http://t.co/C3B8r3kjGd
 febrero 14, 2014: https://twitter.com/DiegoArcos14/statuses/434371787233566720
 http://t.co/CzQOJCzjNf: http://t.co/CzQOJCzjNf
 febrero 14, 2014: https://twitter.com/lamula/statuses/434444238923640832
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