Abbey D'Agostino and Nikki Hamblin embody 'Olympic spirit' by helping each other finish race Two Olympic runners have been praised for embodying "the Olympic spirit" after they stopped mid race to help each other after falling in the women's 5,000m qualifying heat at the Rio Games.
New Zealand athlete Nikki Hamblin fell four and a half laps into the race on Tuesday, accidently tripping up mirrored ray bans wayfarer America's Abbey ray ban rb8301 D'Agostino with around 2,000m left to run. D'Agostino, 24, quickly got back up, but, rather than carrying on with the race, she stopped to help her fellow competitor who remained on the ground and black ray bans sunglasses appeared to be crying after falling hard on her shoulder. "That girl is the Olympic spirit right there," Hamblin said after the race. "I've never met her before. Like I never met this girl before. And isn't that just so amazing. Such an amazing woman. "Suddenly, there was this hand on my shoulder, like 'Get up. We have to finish this' and I was like 'Yup, yup, you're right'. This is the Olympics Games. We have to finish this. "She helped me first. I tried to help her. She was pretty bad," Hamblin said, who eventually left D'Agostino behind and was certain the American would have to stop. "I didn't even realize she was still running. When I turned around at the finish line and she's still running, I was like, wow." Olympics Spirit. 4 years ray ban 3413 training, semi final of 5000m, yet D'Agostino stops to help fallen rival. Love it. When someone asks me what happened in Rio in 20 years' time, that's my story." The pair were both given places in the 5,000m final on Friday, after their teamofficials successfully submitted protests, CNN reports. The show of sportsmanship has joined a series of iconic moments at this year's Games, including a display of friendship between South Korea's Lee Eun Ju and and North Korean gymnast Hong UnJong, who took a selfie together as they prepared to compete in the qualification for the artisticwomen'sgymnastics. Additional reporting by Associated Press Click the Adblock/Adblock Plus icon, which is to the right of your address bar.
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