With all the bad news bombarding us every day, its wonderful to be able to share a story of the most selfless good sportsmanship.
At the end of the Santander Triathlon, Great Britains James Teagle must have thought his hopes of placing were dashed by a momentary lapse of concentration, but Spain’s Diego Méntrida, made a grand gesture.
James shared this Instagram post about the uplifting incident.
So this happened a week ago…
I missed the finish chute in a triathlon in Spain. After around 50m I realised and sprinted back. By that point @diegomentrida was 50m from the finish chute and we ended up sprinting for the line. I crashed into the barrier and thought it was over.
@diegomentrida then did the unexpected… Having seen what happened he stopped and allowed me to pass showing incredible sportsmanship and integrity!
A video of this has now gone worldwide and been picked up by loads of media outlets.
Moral of the story is that sportsmanship is a highly regarded trait …
And British kids pay attention in language class.. or you may end up looking like a fool worldwide
#Triathlon #sport #sportsmanship
People responded to the story as youd expect them to – with a bit of a lump in the throat.
James OBrien noticed something else considerate about Diego.
Let’s all be more Diego Méntrida.
We never knew you could be unsportsmanlike with a water bottle
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