Jamaican sprinter Hansle Parchment identified and appreciated a volunteer who gave him taxi money that facilitated his early arrival to the stadium for his race at the recently ended Tokyo Olympics.
Hansle Parchment boarded a bus headed for a wrong direction but was lucky to encounter the Games volunteer Tijana Stojkovic who did not only brief him on the right direction to the stadium but provided taxi fare to enable him beat the time.
Interestingly Hansle Parchment, clinched the gold medal of the 110m hurdles at Tokyo 2020, tracked down the volunteer to appreciate the gesture.
Parchment got lost en route to the venue after taking the wrong bus, ending up at the Sea Forest Waterway aquatics centre instead. Were it not for Games volunteer Tijana Stojkovic, the athlete may very well have not made it to the track in time and his first-ever gold medal may never have been won.
The 31-year-old, who won bronze at London 2012, posted a heartwarming video to his Instagram, explaining how he was listening to music and got on a bus going in the wrong direction and how Stojkovic came to his rescue in the eleventh hour.
As you can see in the video, not only does Parchment surprise the good Samaritan with the money she lent him but he also hands her an official Jamaica shirt as well as the gold medal itself.
The young woman is obviously happy just to see him again, let alone be repaid and gifted in such a way; the first thing she asks when Parchment appears is for a simple selfie but the Olympian does her one better.
The video ends by simply saying, “Thank you” and just a few days later, the volunteer of Serbian-Japanese descent shared her own thank you post in response, donning her lovely Jamaica shirt.
Perhaps it will be wise to say that which Olympics has brought together let no wrong direction put asunder !
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