Canadian cross country coach Justin Wadsworth saves the day for Russian skier in memorable Olympic moment
Matthias Schrader, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In the midst of winning and the every-changing medal count, Team Canada cross country ski coach Justin Wadsworth reminded everyone what the Olympics is all about Tuesday.
It all started when Russian skier Anton Gafarov crashed for a second time during a semifinal heat in the men’s cross-country sprint, breaking one of his skis. That's when Wadsworth came rushing to Gafarov's aid, lending him a ski so he could finish the race.
"It's kind of like seeing an animal in a trap," Wadsworth told Canadian broadcasting network CBC. "I just couldn't let him sit there."
Watch the incident here.