- Dutch runner Sifan Hassan has inspired people that it doesn't matter how many times they fall, but what matters is how many times they get up and get going
- In a video that was shared on Instagram, she could be seen falling down and getting back up during the women's 1,500 meters at the Tokyo Olympics
- The Ethiopian-born runner finally finished in the top six despite the fall and would later go on to win gold in the women’s 5,000-metre race
Sifan Hassan who is currently representing the Netherlands at the Tokyo Olympics has inspired many people with her resilient spirit after falling in a race and getting back up to record success.
The Ethiopian-born runner stumbled and fell with roughly 350 meters to go and somehow got back up to not only catch up but win her heat of the women's 1,500 meters in 4:05.17, SI reports.
21-year-old Olympic gold medalist sends crucial message to high school teacher who said she wouldn't make it
In a video that was shared on Instagram by @upworthy, Sifan shocked everyone with her outstanding performance.
She wins gold medal
Sifan proved to the world that she wasn't joking as she went on to win gold medal in the women’s 5,000-metre race.
Many react to the video
"I get knocked down but I get up again."
"This is incredible!!! She runs effortlessly. Amazing."
"She did that on pure determination."
"What an inspiration to all, if you fall down get back up and get back to where you should be!! Up front like the winner you are."
Canadian swimmer wins medals
In other news, a 21-year-old Canadian swimmer and Olympic medalist, Penny Oleksiak, has sent a message to her high school teacher who doubted her.
The young lady has won three medals for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics. She now has a total of seven Olympic medals to her credit.
Penny, who is one of the most decorated Canadian Olympic athletes, said her high school teacher told her to stop swimming because it wouldn't get her anywhere.