Mexican Cross-Country Skier Finishes Last, Gets Tearjerking Hero’s Welcome

    Mexican athlete German Madrazo may have finished last in the men’s 15km cross country at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Corea del Sud, di venerdì.

    But the 43-year-oldwho hadn’t ever skied until last yearwon 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:

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    Madrazo proudly held it aloft as he crossed the finish line:

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    Fellow underdogs and late finishers, Compreso 'SPita Taufatofua, welcomed Madrazo with open arms:

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    They then hoisted him into the air:

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    The event’s winner, 'S Dario Cologna, walked over to congratulate the entire group.

    Check out the video here:

    Madrazo, who 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 hailed the finish as a great example of the Olympic spirit.

    Fonte Articolo: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/