Canada's Cross Country Ski Coach Restores Our Faith In Humanity By Helping Opponent

February 12, 2014

Russian skier Anton Gafarov was expected to contend for a medal, but he struggled during his sprint and broke a ski in the semifinal. He tried to continue on, falling three times before being rescued by an opposing coach.

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Canada's head coach Justin Wadsworth ran on to the course with a replacement ski and helped the Russian get back in the race.

Canada coach helps Russian skiier
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"It was like watching an animal stuck in a trap," Wadsworth said. "You can't just sit there and do nothing about it. I wanted him to have dignity as he crossed the finish line."

Canada coach helps Russian skiier
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Gafarov finished the race and was met with a standing ovation from the Sochi crowd.

Canada coach helps Russian skiier
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Wadsworth may not be competing in the Olympics, but he has provided us with the best moment.

Sources: CBC

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