Nikki Hamblin awarded rare Olympic medal following touching show of sportsmanship 

Remember my previous post? It’s great seeing this happening – when people don’t care about winning and more about the race and finishing.

I’ve said this before. It’s not about winning (fuck you, Piers Morgan). It’s not about getting first place, or even in the top 10. It’s about participating and completing. I don’t care if it takes me 20 minutes or 20 hours to complete a race. I will be happy to finish. I said this to the guy I helped for a bit in the last few hundred metres at the Royal Parks Half Marathon. “My time doesn’t matter. I’m happy just to finish.”

 

The athlete who captured the essence of the Olympic spirit in a single act of selfless kindness is to be rewarded for her act of sportsmanship.

Source: Nikki Hamblin awarded rare Olympic medal following touching show of sportsmanship