RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin was lying on the track, dazed after a heavy fall and with her hopes of an Olympic medal seemingly over. Suddenly, there was a hand on her shoulder and a voice in her ear: “Get up. We have to finish this.”
It was American Abbey D’Agostino, offering to help.
“I was like, “Yup, yup, you’re right. This is the Olympics Games. We have to finish this,”’ Hamblin said.