Braima Dabó won the fair play award on Saturday at the gala of World Athletics, the international athletics federation, after helping an opponent during the Doha World Cups.
Dabó, who studies at Bragança and represents the Maia Atlético, helped athlete Jonathan Busby of Aruba, a small Caribbean island, finish the 5,000 meters.
Although they were last and the Ethiopian Selemon Barega won ( 13.24,69 minutes), the two athletes received a huge recognition from the audience and all over the world.
At the World Athletics gala in Monaco, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge was the male athlete for the second year in a row after winning the London Marathon with the third best mark in history and then dropping two hours on a private initiative, that doesn’t count as a record.
American Dalilah Muhammad was chosen as a female athlete in a year when she twice broke the world record of 400 meters hurdles, the last of which was in the World Cup final.