Aug. 12 2021 Jamaican Pachement won gold in the 110-meter hurdles at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics. However, he recently revealed that he had arrived at the wrong race site in the wrong car, fortunately with the help of a volunteer to get to the right race in time. After the game, Pachement also gave a gift to thank the kind man.
Pachement, who won the men’s 110-meter hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics, told social media about his experience of going the wrong way, Business Insider reported Wednesday. “Before the semi-finals, I accidentally got in the wrong car and went to the wrong venue,” Pachement recalls.
I was listening to music and I didn’t hear what the people in the car were saying. When I looked up I realized I was going wrong, and I wasn’t familiar with my surroundings.
When I got to the race, I saw someone rowing, and people there told me I had to go back to the Olympic Village and catch another car to finish the hurdles, but it was too late. I was looking for an Olympic vehicle that went straight to the stadium, but I got nothing. ”
While Pachement was anxious, Stojkovic, a 25-year-old Olympic volunteer, gave him the money to take a taxi to help the athlete get to the venue on time and have plenty of time to warm up. Pachement then made it to the final, eventually beating world champion and American Grant Holloway to win the gold medal in 13 seconds 04.
After winning the title, Pachement found the volunteer, showed her the gold medal, gave her a T-shirt, and returned the fare. “I showed her my gold medal because she helped me get to the final,” Pachement said. Stojkovic later posted a photo on social media of himself wearing a Jamaican team T-shirt.