Monday, August 29, 2016
Olympic Hearts of Gold
Abbey D’Agostino and Nikki Hamblin didn’t win any medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, but they showed the world they have hearts of gold. The U.S. and New Zealand runners were competing in the 5,000-meter qualifying heat last week when Hamblin accidentally clipped D’Agostino, causing both women to tumble. D’Agostino got up, but rather than run off, she helped the dazed New Zealander to her feet. The pair raced on, but D’Agostino had injured her leg and fell again. Hamblin helped the American up, giving away her medal chances, and the athletes crossed the finish line together. “I’m never going to forget that moment,” said Hamblin.