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12-Year-Old Wrestler Could Teach Pro Athletes a Thing or Two about Sportsmanship

You'll be touched by the reason this young athlete actually helped his opponent beat him.
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  • I disagree that throwing the game was 'helping' the young man, His victory was in being part of the game and not letting his disability stop him from participating in life. Throwing the game for him, is reinforcing the cultural stereotype that only 'winning' is winning.

    I know the young man who threw the game did it out of a good place. This is not a critisism of him. This is a criticism of our society which divides people between winners and losers instead of having a more open, inclusive attitude to competition and life. Do you know in some cultures community and togetherness is more valued than being the top person to win? We need more of that in North American society. - 9/3/2017 1:17:15 PM
  • paying it forward! - 11/17/2016 11:59:14 AM
  • My step son was a wrestler and I know how hard they train. This video brings tears to my eyes every time I see it. What this boy did to give his opponent an opportunity to feel like a winner - awesome! - 8/27/2016 9:18:00 PM
  • The world can learn from these boys; the courage to do something you know you might be ridiculed for, and the kindness to support and make someone else feel pride. - 7/15/2016 10:36:13 AM
    This video is Awesome, Brilliant, Great, and Touching. Have a Fabulous & Blessed Friday! - 1/22/2016 11:06:09 AM
    Oh my heart...beating a little happier after watching that! - 9/10/2015 8:25:04 AM
    Nice to see someone want to lose to make someone else succeed Very rare indeed, but true sportsmanship is to lose and be happy for the one who wins especially if you both are of same qualifications, like a job promotion or raise. People are so self promoting these days to point of disgusting and lack of values. True hero!! - 9/3/2015 4:37:32 AM
  • Great example for all of us, not just the kids! - 7/8/2015 12:14:54 PM
  • Oh yeah, I cried. I teach middle school, and I will be showing this in my classes next year! - 6/21/2015 11:28:30 PM
  • OMG, that made me cry! That youngster truly knows what sportspersonship means. - 6/21/2015 9:25:58 PM
  • So cool to see a young man do that....I am soooo hoping his family, coach and friends were so proud of him!! I wish more people were like that.....I still have tears in my eyes!! - 10/28/2014 9:05:43 AM
  • very touching...that young man show great mercy and love. - 9/3/2014 10:12:18 AM
  • Should be a warning along with these inspirational videos....Kleenex required!! - 8/29/2014 3:39:14 PM
  • That goes far beyond great sportsmanship -- that is love personified. - 8/4/2014 11:59:51 AM
  • Awww Man, how precious is this! - 6/12/2014 9:44:47 PM