August 16, during the semifinal of the 5000 meters at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, American athlete Abby D’agostino helped up falling on the treadmill rival from New Zealand Nikki Hamblin. About this case, writes British newspaper the Telegraph.

While running Hamblin fell almost under the feet of D’agostino, who tripped and fell after her. Instead of having to jump in and continue the race, the American rose to his feet and helped up the opponent.

Hamblin finished with a score of 16:43, D’agostino finished with a figure of 17:10. Assisted the competitor athlete in the fall also injured, vypihnuv right knee.

“Despite the result, I’ll never forget this moment, how this girl grabbed me by the shoulder and said, “Well, get up!”. I hope she’s all right,” said the late Hamblin.

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