XO Wall of Fame: Abbey D’Agostino

Abbey D’Agostino

Wikipedia article:  Abbey D’Agostino

“At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she received considerable international media attention following an incident during a 5000m heat in which both she and New Zealander Nikki Hamblin fell. The two women helped each other finish the race and were allowed to compete in the final; however, D’Agostino had suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus and wasn’t able to participate further. Both athletes were praised for their sportsmanship and “Olympic spirit”,[4] and were subsequently awarded the Rio 2016 Fair Play Award by the International Fair Play Committee.[5][6]

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