• The 2020 Olympics has shown it was not just about winning.
  • Some inspiring stories have taught us great values, such as sportsmanship and humility.
  • Here are five inspiring moments you don’t wanna miss.

The Summer Olympics is more than just winning the gold medal.

If there are lessons we can take from the recent Olympic Games, these inspiring stories would be the perfect coach to teach us about sportsmanship, humanity, camaraderie, and humility.

1. Real winners aren’t always the first one to cross the finish line.

Maybe runner Isaiah Jewett of Team USA was thinking that he could have gotten a good shot to win the men’s 800m if not for the Botswana runner who slipped in front of him. But this was not the case. Instead, he offered to help his competitor and decided to complete the race with him.

Isaiah said that South African Nijel Amos apologized to him, and he responded with “Let’s just finish the race together.”

2. A good player recognizes team effort, but a great player shows the world how it works.

After winning gold, Caeleb Dressel tossed it to Brooks Curry, his teammate who swam for him in the preliminaries. And in that snap, they shared the spotlight.

Although Brooks would later receive a medal of his own, only the finalists got to stand on the podium — and Caeleb didn’t think twice to share that winning moment with Brooks.

3. True sportsmanship is learning to share the prize.

There might be slim chances of having two winners, but these athletes in the men’s high jump didn’t mind to share the gold.

Gianmarco Tamberi from Italy and Mutaz Barshim from Qatar had perfect scores, as both cleared jumps of 2.37 meters.

Instead of insisting a jump-off, the two asked officials if they could share the gold — which was given the green light.

Gianmarco and Mutaz, longtime friends since their similar tie in 2010, have since become even closer.

4. Success is sweeter if you’re not the only winner.

Abe Uta and her brother Hifumi made a history by winning Olympic gold on the same day.

Abe, 21, took the top prize in the women’s judo finals, while Hifumi threw down for the gold in the men’s division.

“This was a dream for us,” Uta told the media, “It makes me believe dream comes true as long as I try to achieve it.”

5. No championship is impossible with a determined mind.

She may be considered an underdog, but Anna Kiesenhofer, 30, with a PhD in Mathematics, has won cycling gold for Austria. She crossed the finish line ahead of the defending champion and even the world titleholder.

Anna didn’t have a coach or any endorsement support. “Many cyclists…have a trainer, they have a nutritionist, they have the guy that plans the race for them. I just do all these jobs myself,” she said.

Her secret weapon? Her ‘beautiful mind’ she’s cultivated in her chosen field.

Via   Good News Network