Wow, truly inspirational! What a great show of sportsmanship!
This 19-year-old relay marathon runner certainly went above and beyond to avoid disappointing her teammates!
On October 21, Iwatani Industrial organized a relay marathon in Tokyo, Japan, and the girl, identified as Ida Rei had joined the event. She was running towards the next checkpoint and was about 250 metres away when someone collided with her, which caused her to fall down.
Sadly, the fall caused her great pain, but as her teammate was waiting for her, she did not want to give up. You go, girl!
Source: China Press
Due to the fall, she was unable to walk but since she was still determined to finish the race, Ida proceeded to crawl on her hands and knees so that she could pass the baton to her teammate.
She did her best to crawl on the hot and burning asphalt, which caused her palms and knees to bleed but she finally reached the spot where her teammate was waiting, with tears in her eyes.
Meanwhile, other spectators were cheering her on while the news crew in the area was filming her movements as everyone was moved and impressed by her show of great sportsmanship.
Although her fall had caused her team to lose, they did not mind as they knew she was injured.
According to the doctors, Ida had been crawling with a broken leg as her right tibia was fractured and required three months of rest.
Now, this is what we call a fighting spirit! She was already in so much pain but she carried on till the end! Kudos to Ida, you are truly an inspiration to us all! We hope you rest well and get healed up as soon as possible!
Watch the video below.
(Source: WOB / Facebook)