Great example of fair play

WOC2009 News

Friday, 21 August 2009 17:30

In the men's relay on third leg, Thierry Gueorgiou, Anders Nordberg and Martin Johansson were running together in leading position, 

when the Swedish guy got a serious injury: he got a stick in his leg 12 cms deep. 

His opponents stopped to help him, Thierry was staying with Johansson and pushing his shirt to wound to stop bleeding, 

while Nordberg ran to the finish area to bring some help. 

Michal Smola from the Czech Republic was the next runner passing through the scene, and he stopped also to help him. 

Martin Johansson was taken to the hospital and he seems to be recovered soon. 

After the incident the three sportsmen jogged the course and finally they finished in 25-27th position.

The president of the IOF, Åke Jacobson, expressed gratitude to the three sportsmen before the prizegiving ceremony: 

"What you did today is a great example of extreme sportsmanship and fair play. You are an inspiration for all of us!"