Here are the top 3 gestures of respect in sports
1. Gatlin bowed down to Usain Bolt.
A few days ago, Usain Bolt lost the first race and unfortunately, that was also the last race of his career too. He finished with bronze medal missing a Gold medal by only 0.04 seconds. Justin Gatlin of America won the Gold medal.
After the race, When they met to hug each other, Gatlin bowed down to show respect to All time Greatest Athlete.
Sometimes, Picture speaks better than words.
Do you know?
Gatlin is 5 years older than Bolt.
2. A beautiful gesture by New Zealand cricket team.
We all know what happened with Phil Hughes (late Australian cricketer), how a deadly bouncer took his life.
New Zealand’s bowlers did send down a few bouncers on day one, but after the news of Phil Hughes’ death, they only bowled one (from Trent Boult in Pakistan’s 2nd innings). (source: ESPN Cricinfo)
Brendon McCullum was his teammate in Australian domestic team New South Wales. He along with his teammates wore Phil Hughes initials on jersey. McCullum played a great knock(202 off 188 balls). He didn’t celebrate the knock at all.
New Zealand won the match by an innings and 80 runs. No celebrations. After shaking hands, they went to the pavilion putting their heads down.
Seriously, they deserve 21 gun’s salute!!!
Also read: “I will give this title back to Zulpikar. This is a message for peace,” says Vijender after the win.
3. Meghan Vogel helps her injured fellow athlete get over the line.
Meghan Vogel, 1600m champion, was competing in the 3200m state championship with junior Arden McMath. Just a few metres away from the line Arden McMath cramped up and it became difficult for her to stand and continue running. Vogel who was just behind her refused to over-take her injured opponent. Instead, she helps her to stand and take her past the winning line. That’s the true champion spirit!!!