Canadian coach comes to Russian skier's rescue after crash
FEB 11, 2014 12:30p ET
The winner of the day's sportsmanship medal goes to this Canadian coach for coming to the rescue of a cross-country skier during competition.
Russia's Anton Gafarov suffered a particularly nasty crash on a downhill turn during a men's cross-country sprint semifinal run that rendered his left ski to tatters.
Gafarov hobbled along for a while, ski in shreds.
Until Canadian coach Justin Wadsworth came by with another ski...
...and replaced the broken one, sending Gafarov on his way to finish out his course, to the appreciative cheers from the audience.
Oh Canada. Never mind that you're winning Olympic medals. Now you're winning our hearts.
See the video here.
(h/t Deadspin for the story)