Francois Hougaard gave Seabelo

Francois Hougaard gave Seabelo Senatla his Olympic bronze medal

What a lovely gesture from Francois Hougaard.

Francois Hougaard gave Seabelo

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Committee’s rules which govern who gets a medal in team sports events can be a bit silly. For the Sevens, it states that only the 12 players who played in the medal match receive on. This meant that when the Blitzboks clinched bronze on Thursday night , speedster Seabelo Senatla was not on the podium.

The Sevens legend had been ruled out of the final day with a wrist injury, but played a part during the group fixtures. Francois Hougaard, the travelling reserve who replaced Senatla on the final day, earned a medal.

An an interview with Sport24, Senatla revealed that Hougaard offered him his medal.

“It’s only fair. If the other guys come in it means that my name is taken off the list and they have to be there,” he said.

“Hougie (Hougaard) wanted to give it to me … I was like ‘No, no … you keep it. Your name is on the list.

Later, Hougaard took to social media and confirmed that  he did give Senatla his medal because “he deserves it more”.

Right. In. The. Feels.