These Olympic Runners Showed Everyone The True Meaning Of Great Sportsmanship
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These Olympic Runners Showed Everyone The True Meaning Of Great Sportsmanship

When Olympic runners Abbey D’Agostino (USA) and Nikki Hamblin (New Zealand) collided in the women’s 5,000-meter event, they thought their Olympic dreams were over. But what they did next inspired people around the world.

D’Agostino and Hamblin both fell at around the 3,200 meter mark.


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Hamblin could’ve continued the race in the hope of achieving a medal, but she saw that D’Agostino was clearly hurt and struggling to get up.


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So, like a true Olympic sportsman, Hamblin forgot the race and helped a fellow athlete.


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“When I went down it was like, ‘What’s happening? Why am I on the ground?’” remembers D’Agostino, “And suddenly there’s this hand on my shoulder, like, ‘Get up, get up, we have to finish this!’”


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“I’m so grateful to Abbey for doing that for me. That girl is the Olympic spirit right there.”


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Both girls eventually finished the race, with D’Agostino coming last with a twisted ankle and Hamblin just one place ahead. But their good sportsmanship landed both athletes a place in the finals.


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Forget speed and strength — this is the most inspiring event of the Olympics.


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Pulptastic