Dimitrov - Ultimate Display of Sportsmanship?

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Dimitrov - Ultimate Display of Sportsmanship?

Post by Paul Janssen » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:02 am

I was flicking between two Tennis matches on TV last night and happened to catch a glimpse of the Grigor Dimitrov and Kyle Edmond match when Edmond rolled his ankle and hit the ground grimacing with pain. No sooner had he collapsed then out of nowhere Dimitrov dropped his racket, sprinted across the court, hurdled the net and immediately came to Edmond's aid. What a legend!!!

I've seen a few moments of great sportsmanship, but this one is up there for me. Has anyone else witnessed other such great moments of sportsmanship?

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Re: Dimitrov - Ultimate Display of Sportsmanship?

Post by RaajShinde » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:07 am

That is admirable indeed.

I remember a cricked match - West Indies versus India, a very long time ago, when the WI captain Lloyd caught an Indian batsmen and the batsmen was declared out by the umpire. It was a low catch. Lloyd called the batsmen back - he had picked up the ball after a bounce! Terrific display of sportsmanship. The players in those days were a rare breed (at the risk of sounding like the old fogey that I am :) )

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Re: Dimitrov - Ultimate Display of Sportsmanship?

Post by PeteJ » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:29 pm

Its a shame the cricket has lost its spirit due to commercialisation. Seems to me the same is happening to all aspects of life.

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Re: Dimitrov - Ultimate Display of Sportsmanship?

Post by wchymeus » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:35 pm

[joke]
Ah, cricket is a sport?
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@Paul: you're sure that this really happened? did he really try to help him or jumped on him to finish his ankle? This sounds more like today's tennis...
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Re: Dimitrov - Ultimate Display of Sportsmanship?

Post by guitarrista » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:47 pm

Paul Janssen wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:02 am
I was flicking between two Tennis matches on TV last night and happened to catch a glimpse of the Grigor Dimitrov and Kyle Edmond match when Edmond rolled his ankle and hit the ground grimacing with pain. No sooner had he collapsed then out of nowhere Dimitrov dropped his racket, sprinted across the court, hurdled the net and immediately came to Edmond's aid. What a legend!!!
Yes, this was really nice to see. It was clearly an instinctive reaction; later on when asked about it he just said that it made sense and there was nothing to think about. He has regularly behaved similarly, with compassion, when little things have happened over the years - like a ball boy getting hit or an opponent injured. His first reaction always seems to be to try and help or comfort.
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