For history records … “SI SE PUEDE!
Vibrant chants of “Si se puede!” resonated around Rio’s main tennis stadium as Puerto Rico’s unseeded Monica Puig beat Germany’s Angelique Kerber” ….
A report by Howard Fendrich for the Associated Press.
We watch sports to see who wins and loses, but also to be inspired — and 2016 offered plenty of examples of the latter, from a touching moment between two strangers on the Olympic track, to a little boy from a war-torn land who met his favorite soccer player, to a warm ovation fueled by empathy for a visiting NHL goalie.
LENDING A HAND
During a qualifying heat of the 5,000 meters at the Rio Games, Abbey D’Agostino of the United States and Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand got their feet tangled, sending both sprawling. D’Agostino got up and, instead of trying to get herself back into the race, crouched down, helped Hamblin rise and whispered, “Get up. We have to finish this.” Turned out both were injured — D’Agostino could barely move by race’s end and needed a wheelchair…
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