Yesterday Abbey D’Agostino and Nikki Hamblin showed the world what true sportsmanship is. They were both running in the 5,000 meter semi finals when Abbey clipped Nikki’s heel
“When I went down, I was like ‘Whats happening, why am I on the ground?’ 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. I mean, that girl is the Olympic spirit right there. I’m so impressed and inspiring that she did that. I’ve never met her before. Like, I’ve never met this girl before. And isn’t that just so amazing?” Nikki said after the race. Abbey ended up suffering a bad ankle injury and Nikki helped her finish. Both athletes finished last due to the fall, but were both given a spot in the finals!