Sportsmanship is the Golden rule for playing any sport. Good sportsmanship is about playing by the rules, discipline, respect, self control and fairness. Sports are best played with a true sportsmanship.There is no sport in the world and can be played fairly without true sportsmanship within the teammates, opponents and fans.
Many athletes, players, teams, fans are still remembered for their gestures that showed their true sportsmanship, love for the sport and respect for the sport.
Here is the list of 10 most famous gestures in the world of sports that has won many hearts.
When Brazil lost to Germany, the cameras flashed on Clovis Acosta Fernandes, a Brazilian fan. Clovis sobbed as he wanted Brazil to Win. It was a heart-warming sight. He carried a replica of the trophy throughout the tournament with him but when Brazil lost to Germany, he passed the replica to a German fan.
Roger Federer lost to Rafael Nadal in a tough 5 set game and with that lost the 2014 Australian Open Title. Federer choked during the speech. Nadal did a kind deed by putting an arm around his shoulder and consoling him. He also began his speech by saying "Sorry about today, Roger".
AS Roma, an Italian Soccer Team did the most beautiful thing for a lady fan who lost her husband and son in a scooter accident while driving home from A.S. Roma's Champions League game by wearing T-shirt's having their photograph.
During 1991 British Grand Prix, two rivals where seen becoming friends as Nigel Mansell offered Ayrton Senna a ride to the paddock as Senna ran out of fuel on the last lap.
Jaqueline Kiplimo helps a disabled Chinese athlete during the 2010 Zheng-Kai marathon by offering the fellow athlete a drink.
Iván Fernández Anaya, a Spanish long distance runner showed the true sportsmanship when he gestured his fellow competitor, Kenyan Abel Mutai, to just keep on running as Mutai mistakenly pulls himself out of the race thinking that he had won. Anaya let Mutai win fairly instead of overtaking him and winning.
Meghan Vogel was competing in the 3200m state championship, when just before the finishing line she saw her fellow competitor Arden McMath was having a cramp n her thigh. In spite of overtaking, Vogel offered help to McMath in finishing the race.
Australian cricket team paid a tribute to Philip Hughes during a Test match.
Phililp Hughes an Australian cricketer died after being hit by a bouncer delivery during a first-class match. The whole cricket world paid him a big tribute by various gestures. Cricketers wrote his jersey number and name on their jersey, celebrated 63 runs as landmark and put there bats out with there cap so as to pay him a tribute. Even the cricket lovers all from over the world showed their condolence.
Sao Paulo FC honoured Ayrton Senna on his 20th death anniversary as they came out wearing helmets. Senna was known for his various helmets in different races.
Ayrton Senna, a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships. He died in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.
This is considered a one of the most iconic photograph ever taken. In 1968 Mexico city Olympics medal ceremony, when two American athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos went to take there medals. They were wearing black socks, to represent black poverty. Smith wore a black scarf around his neck to represent black pride whereas Carlos had his tracksuit top unzipped to show solidarity with all workers in the US. They raised their hands to salute black power but Carlos raised his left hand symbolizing the different from of the traditional Black Power salute.