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Jamaica rewarded Olympic volunteer a free tour in the island for helping Hansle Parchment pay for his taxi going to the right venue

 Her kind gesture helped Jamaican hurdler Hansle Parchment took his Tokyo Olympic gold medal.

According to the 31-year-old gold medalist he took the wrong bus on the day of his semifinal race and at risk of missing the game. But, thanked to the Olympic volunteer Trijana Stojkovic who assisted him and paid for his taxi fare going to the right venue.  

Parchment said that without Stojkovic he might not able get a time for a warm up in the men's 110-meter race.

"By the time I looked up, I realized, 'No, this bus is going the wrong way. I'm not familiar with these surroundings," he said in a video posted on his Instagram.

After winning the gold, Parchment was determined to share his victory to the woman who helped him and he went back to the place where he meet Stojkovic. In the video, he get into the bus that delivered him to the wrong venue - this time intentionally to find  the volunteer.

He talk to her, pulls out his gold medal, paid her for the money he owed and thanked her for her kindness.

"You were instrumental in me getting to the final that day," said Parchment while handing her the medal for her to see.

To pay her kind gesture, Parchment gave her a Jamaican Olympic polo shirt souvenir.

 Meanwhile, Jamaica's Ministry of Tourism sent Stojkovic an official invitation to visit the place.

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