Guinean athlete Bramia Dabó, who lives and studies in Bragança, Portugal, is one of four nominees for the IAAF Fair Play award.
During the 5,000-meter qualifiers, just about 250 meters from the finish line, Dabó helped Jonathan Busby finish the race by holding him when the Aruban athlete was showing signs of physical breakdown and finding it difficult to stand up.
In addition to Bramia Dabó, who has been living in Portugal since 2011 and trains at Maia Atlético Clube, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has named four pole vaulters and a sprinter.
Sam Kendricks (United States), Armand Duplantis (Sweden), and Piotr Lisek (Poland) - the three pole vault winners - were nominated jointly for their camaraderie and the respect shown during the event and the celebrations.
Sandi Morris (US) was included in the list of nominees for sportsmanship because she was the first to congratulate the winner of the women's pole vault competition - the Russian Anzhelika Sidorova - after losing the gold medal.
British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, who won the 200-meter gold medal, has made it to the nominees list for having greeted all her opponents in several double-haul races and having helped an injured opponent.
Over the coming weeks, fans will be able to choose their favorite nominees and select the three finalists together with the IAAF International Fair Play Committee.
The winner will be announced on November 23 at the IAAF Gala in Monaco.