Jamaican medalist, Hansle Parchment , won gold in the 110m hurdles at the Olympic Games in Tokyo ; But the story could have been very different if it weren’t for the help provided by a volunteer who paid for the taxi when the athlete took the wrong bus that same August 3.
Asier Martínez is sixth in the final of 110 meters hurdles
The athlete explained that when he was on his way to the stadium , he was so focused on his headphones that he did not notice that he was on the wrong bus . “They told me I had to go back to the Olympic Village and then take another bus to the stadium.
And if I had done that, I would not have arrived in time even to warm up ,” Parchment explained. So, he tried going to the athletics powerhouse in Tokyo in one of the cars associated with the Olympics , but since he had no reservation, I can’t ride one of them . When he was desperate and not knowing what to do, a volunteer lent him money so that he could go by taxi and thus be on time.
A ‘boom’ in the networks
Parchment decided to tell the story on his social networks when it happened, as he wanted to thank the help of the local volunteer, Tijana Stojkovic .
So, he decided to look for her and when he found her, he thanked her, showed her the gold medal and gave her a Jamaican Olympic shirt, apart from returning the 10,000 yen (77.16 euros). In this way the athlete documented it on his Instagram:
Karma, some will say
Thanks to this history, Tijana Stojkovic has gained worldwide recognition for the act of good faith that completely conditioned the victory of the Jamaican athlete.
Also, she has won the affection of the Caribbean country, since after going viral on social networks, the girl has been invited by the Jamaican government to visit the island .
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