Abbey D'Agostino Helps Nikki Hamblin Finish Race After Fall
Not every golden moment in the Olympics results in a gold medal.
During the women's 5,000-meter run on Tuesday, New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin took a rough tumble and, in the process, took US Olympian Abbey D'Agostino down with her.
How major a spill was it? I'd say it was somewhere around the BP oil spill in its magnitude. Yeah, that sounds pretty accurate.
While Nikki lay there asking herself about what the heck was going on, Abbey grabbed her shoulder and mustered the strength to help her up.
Now, I haven't seen this much Olympic spirit since the friendly Ghost of Sochi warmed our hearts!
OK, there's no such thing as the Ghost of Sochi... that I know of.
D'Agostino put on the ultimate game face, and told Nikki,
Get up, get up! We have to finish! This is the Olympic Games. We have to finish this.
Basically, these are the words I'm going to whisper to myself before getting out of bed every morning.
Abbey injured her knee, and when Nikki looked back, D'Agostino said,
Keep going! Keep going!
Someone accidentally plows into you, you help them and then you tell them not to wait up? I mean, how selfless can you get?
The two shared a hug after finishing the race -- Nikki finished with a time 16:43 and Abbey with a time of 17:10 -- and I have to say, this is truly the meaning of the Olympics.
I'm talking about some good ole international camaraderie, folks.
Here's what Nikki had to say about the person who took the time to motivate her to continue on,
I am so grateful to Abbey for helping me. That girl was the Olympic spirit right there. I am so impressed and inspired by that.
Despite finishing last and second to last, Abbey and Nikki will both advance on to the finals since they were tripped. Well done, you two!