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Gold Medal Winner's Touching Gesture with Peruvian Skier at Sochi 2014

Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated 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 [1] was awarded the gold medal on the 15-kilometer freestyle cross country ski race in the 2014 Winter Olympics [2] 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 [3].

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 [4]  didn't go unnoticed:

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?

A moment so sweet that the snow almost became snow cones. Roberto Carcelén competed today in Sochi – Russia.


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[1] Darío Cologna: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dario_Cologna

[2] 2014 Winter Olympics: http://www.sochi2014.com/en

[3] two broken ribs: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/place-olympic-skier-broken-rib-applauded-winner-finish/story?id=22515798

[4] news: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RobertoCarcel%C3%A9n&src=hash

[5] http://t.co/C3B8r3kjGd: http://t.co/C3B8r3kjGd

[6] febrero 14, 2014: https://twitter.com/DiegoArcos14/statuses/434371787233566720

[7] http://t.co/CzQOJCzjNf: http://t.co/CzQOJCzjNf

[8] febrero 14, 2014: https://twitter.com/lamula/statuses/434444238923640832

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