There is a lot to be told about Olympic when it comes to scores, winners, and losers but a story of humanity in Olympics? Not expected, right? But a story was made when a runner fell down and another helped her to stand up.
Nikki Hamblin, a distance runner from New Zealand fell down while completing the women’s 5,000-metre run. She didn’t fall alone. Being collided with another runner from America Abbey D’Agostino, they both fell on the ground.
Nikki tried to avoid getting in the way of her competitors. But Abbey came from behind and bumped into her.
However, the story doesn’t end here. Abbey stood up gaining her strength back but she noticed that Nikki was hurt and couldn’t stand up. She went to her, held her by the shoulder and helped Nikki get back on her feet.
Nikki Hamblin expressed her gratitude. She said, “When I went down it was like, ‘what’s happening? Why am I on the ground?’
Hamblin also added, “And suddenly there’s this hand on my shoulder, like ‘get up, get up, we have to finish this!’ I’m so grateful for Abbey for doing that for me. That girl is the Olympic spirit right there.”
Both of them crossed the finish line, with Abbey being the last and Nikki, the second last. However, because of their sportsman spirit, they have been promoted them to the finals!
A story to be remembered, isn’t it? Check out the video to know it all!