Every iteration of the Olympic Games provides myriad moments that inspire, delight, or simply drop jaws that eventually form the type of awed grin we're in no hurry to replace.
If you find that corny, go head and click away. But do so knowing you're depriving yourself of one such pure and magical moment from the Tokyo Olympics.
Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan arrived at these Games dreaming of an unprecedented "triple crown," but when she stumbled and hit the deck Monday in her 1500-meter heat, that dream appeared dead before it really started. But befitting an athlete currently reigning as world champion in the 1500 and 10,000 (as well as the bronze medalist in the 5000 at worlds), she got up.
She recovered. Brilliantly. Then tracked down everyone who'd passed while she was ground-bound ... and WON!
Still here? Thought so. Watch the clip.
UPDATE (Aug. 2 at 9:00 a.m. ET): Sifan Hassan had no problems in the 5000m after she was forced to expel extra energy to get through her 1500-meter heat. The 2017 world bronze medalist waited until the end to kick, as usual, blowing by the field on the backstretch with 250 meters remaining to finish first in 14:36.79.
Her gold medal sets her up for a shot at a rare triple -- the 1500m, the 5000m and the 10,000m. In each of her next two events -- 1500m and the 10,000m -- she is the reigning world champion.