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 

Olympic runner helps competitor to her feet after heartbreaking fall

Olympic runner helps competitor to her feet after heartbreaking fall

It isn’t always about winning.

Unless you’re Piers Morgan…

Source: Olympic runner helps competitor to her feet after heartbreaking fall

And this isn’t the first time a runner was helped over the finish line. In 1992, Derek Redmond busted his hamstring mid-way and his dad came on to help him over the finish line.

Olympian slams Piers Morgan’s trolling tweet about medals

“You win or you lose. Gold is all that matters,” he said.

His comment didn’t go well with some, notably English swimmer Chris Walker-Hebborn, who competed at the 2012 Olympics and in Rio this year.

Let’s just say he didn’t hold back any punches…

Source: Olympian slams Piers Morgan’s trolling tweet about medals

If you want to flame him, be my guest.

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