They were heartening moments of good sportsmanship at the Olympics. Two running rivals finished the race together after tripping and falling together. Two rivals shared a gold medal instead of breaking their high jump tie. A triathlon runner consoled a sobbing competitor who came in last. A South African swimmer was enveloped in a joyous group hug by her American opponents after breaking the world record. A defending Olympic champion expressed pride in the 17-year-old swimmer who beat her. A swimmer gave his gold medal to the teammate he replaced in the finals. Two 13-year-old skateboarding rivals hugged after battling it out for the gold. Gymnastics great Simone Biles congratulated the ROC women's gymnastics team captain. A reigning badminton champion exchanged shirts with the player who dethroned him.

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