Abbey D’Agostino, American runner, set an example of true sportswomanship by helping her rival during race
Whenever we give the example of true sportsmanship, a name flashes in our mind would be Abbey D’Agostino.
In an inspiring moment that have happened on Tuesday, during the second semifinal of a 5,000 meter race, the 24 year old, Agostino, stopped to help her fallen rival and finishing the race herself despite injury.
It’s all happened when Nikki Hamblin, New Zealand, fall inside the track. D’Agostino could avoid the incident and she tripped over Hamblin. Rather than get up and start the race again, D’Agostino stopped to check if her rival whether she could continue. Founding her injured, she caught the notice of Olympic Broadcasters.
She than continue with her race but Meters later she collapsed to the ground due to ankle injury.it was Hamblin this time who came to help her. D’Agostino get back on her feet and completed her race at slow pace and finishing it in 17:10:02, 2 minutes more than the winner.
Hamblin than hugged her when she reached the finishing line. Later D’Agonstino was taken away in wheelchair by the Olympic Medical team. Hamblin found at her side in support.
Talking about the incident D’Agostino told TODAY, “I don’t think it was me, I think that was literally the spirit of god in me, who inspires me to do this.”