US Olympic Runner Helps New Zealand Competitor Up After They Both Trip — And The Athlete Returns The Favor! See The Moving Moment Here!
This is an incredible show of good sportsmanship.
On Tuesday, two ladies took a tumble at the 2016 Olympics, during the first round of the women's 5000 meters run. US athlete Abbey D'Agostino accidentally clipped New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin from behind, and she fell to the ground.
On her way down, Miz Hamblin also caused Abbey to come crashing to the track.
While the American got back on her feet almost immediately, the 28-year-old stayed down, seemingly hurt and upset. But instead of leaving the New Zealand runner behind, the 24-year-old helped her rival up.
The UK-born Olympian later described the moving moment, saying:
"When I went down I was like 'Why am I on the ground' and suddenly there was this hand on my shoulder."
The Massachusetts native had said to her:
"Come on, get up. We have to finish this race."
However, Abbey was visibly injured after the tumble, limping as she ran alongside her competitor. It wasn't long before Miz D'Agostino had to completely stop, which is when her knee buckled underneath her.
This time, Nikki helped her rival back up, offering support until her fellow runner could move on her own.
Ch-ch-check out the inspirational moment (below)!