The Olympics are full of inspiring moments. An American athlete providing one of those moments on Tuesday.

FOX's Chris Hoenig is covering the Rio Games:

Running in the second semifinal of the women's 5,000 meter, team USA's Abbey D'Agostino was right behind New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin, when Hamblin suddenly tripped and fell.

Pinned in the inside lane with nowhere to go, D'Agostino got caught underneath Hamblin, her right leg buckling, sending her tumbling to the track, as well.

She got up and tried to get back with the pack, but her leg gave way again, leaving her sitting, holding her knee near tears.

But D'Agostino did get up again, stumbling and limping her way through the rest of the 5-k, eventually crossing the finish line a minute and change behind the field.

Hamblin was there to greet her with a hug before D'Agostino was taken off the track in a wheelchair.

Covering the Olympics, Chris Hoenig, FOX News.

NOTE: After protest, D'Agostino advanced to the final

(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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