Tuesday, 16 August 2016

RIO 2016 most Inspirational moment, US and New Zealand runners HELP each other after fall during 5,000m

 Two athletes have provided one of the most inspirational moments of the Rio Olympics so far when they tripped over each other in the women's 5,000 metres - then helped one another to carry on.


American Abbey D'Agnostino and Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand were 3,000m into the race today when D'Agnostino appeared to clip Hamblin's heel, sending both tumbling to the ground.

But instead of appearing frustrated that their dreams of glory were apparently over, both women put on a display of the Olympic spirit that will live on long after the Games are over.
D'Agnostino, 24, immediately got up to help her rival - then, as it became clear that she had a right ankle injury, Hamblin tried to help her continue.

Both athletes attempted to start chasing after the pack that had left them. But D'Agostino could not keep going as her knee had apparently twisted awkwardly in the fall.

She told Hamblin to go on as she collapsed on to all fours on the track. But the camera then came back to D'Agostino and she was back on her feet and running again.

Almaz Ayana won the heat in 15:04.35, and Hamblin, who continued on as well, ran 16:43. D'Agostino, who has previously run 15:03 in the event, finished last in 17:10.02.  
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American Abbey D'Agnostino (right) and Nikki Hamblin (left) of New Zealand were 3,000m into the race when D'Agnostino appeared to clip Hamblin's heel, sending both tumbling to the ground


Source: dailymail