RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (CBS/AP) — A Topsfield native competing in the Rio Olympics helped a competitor up after a collision during the Women’s 5000 meter track and field event Tuesday.

Abbey D’Agostino tripped over New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin during the race’s second heat, and both ended up on the track.

In a powerful display of sportsmanship, D’Agostino then got up to help Hamblin, who was sprawling on the ground.

Then, as D’Agostino hobbled on what appeared to be a right ankle injury, Hamblin tried to help her continue.

Abbey D'Agostino is assisted by Nikki Hamblin after a collision during the Women's 5000m. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Abbey D’Agostino is assisted by Nikki Hamblin after a collision during the Women’s 5000m. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Hamblin finished 29th, While D’Agostino finished 30th. The two runners embraced after finishing the race.

Abbey D'Agostino hugs Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand after the Women's 5000m. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Abbey D’Agostino hugs Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand after the Women’s 5000m. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

D’Agostino was then taken from the track in a wheelchair.

D'Agostino talks with Nikki Hamblin after the two collided during the Women's 5000m event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

D’Agostino talks with Nikki Hamblin after the two collided during the Women’s 5000m event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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