Sometimes it’s really tough to be a good sport. After all,
putting in hours and hours of effort—not to mention the blood, sweat and tears—only
to come in second or third or not to place at all is disappointing. But good
sportsmanship, well, that’s something we wouldn’t trade for all the gold in the
world. And one girl, Kayla Samuel of Achievement First Amistad High School in
Connecticut, has it in spades.
She was competing in a cross-country race when she noticed
another competitor limping along, just trying to make it across the finish
line. That other girl, Maryn Valliancourt, had sprained her ankle earlier in
the race, but was determined to finish. And so Kayla decided to help. She gave
Maryn her arm so the girl could walk, and let her cross the finish line first.
For more feel-good stories about athletes just like you, head
to the Huffington Post.
What’s the best
sportsmanship story you have about yourself, a friend or a competitor? Share it
in the comments!
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 11/8/2013 12:08:00 PM
POSTED IN athlete, sports, In the News