Gold Medalist Waits for 28 Minutes to Shake Hands with Last-Place Finisher

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Gold Medalist Waits for 28 Minutes to Shake Hands with Last-Place Finisher
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Sportsmanship got a major boost on Saturday at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Swiss cross-country skier Dario Cologna won a gold medal for his home country in the 15-kilometer event, collapsing at the finish line.

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However, instead of going off to change or rest, Cologna decided to wait 28 minutes for the person that came in last to cross the finish line. The last-place finisher was Roberto Carcelen from Peru, finishing 11 minutes after everyone else.

Upon completing the race, fans greeted Carcelen with a standing ovation and he grabbed Peru's national flag from a member of the crowd.

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Cologna, who was still waiting around the finish line, ended up shaking Carcelen's hand in one of the cooler moments from the Olympic Games.

[Business Insider]

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