So when Roberto Carcelen — their first ever winter Olympian, now competing in Sochi — broke a rib in training, he wasn’t about to let that little detail stop him from competing in the arduous 15km cross-country ski race.
Carcelen was badly out-gunned in the intense competition.
Knowing he was dead last, he finished the race with his country’s flag over his head, crossing the finish line with pride. But that’s when he saw the gold medallist, Cologna from Switzerland and Nepal’s Dachhiri Sherpa, waiting for him.
To show his appreciation for the competitor, a first-time winter Olympian from his country, for the drive to compete despite injury, Cologna and Sherpa hung around the finish line for an extra 30 minutes after winning gold just to shake Carcelen’s hand. (Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)
This reminds me of the Olympics in Nagano in 1998 when the medal presentation ceremony had to be delayed because Bjørn Dæhlie (who won the 10-kilometer classic race) insisted on waiting for Philip Boit (who finished 92nd and last). Dæhlie was waiting for Boit at the finish line in order to hug him and congratulate him. (The experience was so moving for Boit that he and his wife named one of their sons Daehlie Boit.)
This dress, with its deep, blood red colour and chain motifs seems almost like something out of a vampire story, and I find myself incredibly curious about it. If anyone can dig up more information on this dress, I would love to hear it!
Your sketch inked and coloured. Thank you so much for the gift art! I simply had to do something with it. It’s a transparent png. Hopefully that will show through on some people’s blogs, to great effect. If not, downloading is always an option.
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