Britain's Derek Redmond was a gold medal hopeful for the 400 meters during the 1992 Olympic Summer Games in Barcelona. But when he was rounding the 175th meter — tragedy struck. Redmond's hamstring popped under the pressure, and with it went his dreams of becoming an Olympic champion.
But Derek Redmond wasn't about to give up that easy. After refusing a stretcher from the medical staff, Redmond picked himself up and hobbled toward the finish line, determined to complete the race he had trained for. In an emotional act of defiance, Redmond's father pushed past Olympic security, yelling, "That's my son out there and I'm going to help him!" In disbelief and awe, the crowds roared as they watch the father and son push past the finish line to complete the race.