I won’t tell you if they did get the gold and survived, or died trying. While the ending was noble and touching, I like that it also had humor in it.
Tears rolled down her cheeks, meeting the sweat that streamed from her brows. That was a picture of tenacity if I ever saw one. She was clearly fighting through the pain.
Given that the opposing team was getting the favorable end of the referee’s decision, he shouldn’t have involved his boys. What he forgot was that these are young, impressionable boys whose characters he is supposed to build as athletes.