Earlier in the day, a coach from the Canadian team came to the rescue of a Russian cross-country skier, who fell and broke his ski during a race.
Now comes the story of Canadian speed skater Gilmore Junio who has surrendered his spot in the 1,000 metres so his teammate Denny Morrison can compete.
Morrison, Canada’s top male long-track speed skater, wasn’t supposed to take part in the race at the Sochi Winter Games. In a disastrous turn of events during Olympic qualifying, Morrison fell on the last lap in Calgary, scuttling his chance at that distance.
But in a move that shows just how tightly knit the Canadian speed-skating team has become in Sochi, up-and-comer Junio informed team leader Sean Ireland that he wanted to cede his spot to Morrison.
Read the story here.
— Denny Morrison (@Denny_Morrison) February 11, 2014
— Gilmore Junio (@cdnhappygilmore) February 11, 2014
— Clara Hughes (@ClaraHughes_) February 11, 2014