But the 43-year-old ― Wer hadn’t ever skied until last year ― won the hearts of TV viewers around the world for the emotional way in which his race concluded.
During the final straight, a fan handed him a Mexican flag:
Madrazo proudly held it aloft as he crossed the finish line:
They then hoisted him into the air:
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Madrazo, Wer has lived in McAllen, Texas, for the last decade, finished in 116th place, almost 26 minutes behind Cologna. Two competitors failed to finish, and one was disqualified.
Many people on social media hailed the finish as a great example of the Olympic spirit.
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