Not in Kramer’s performance, for sure: A disqualification is considered by most as an abject failure. Not perhaps in Kramer’s initial reaction – human for sure! Certainly not in Kemkers’ coaching that led to Kramer’s disqualification – that’s about as big a “goof” as a coach can make.
But the spirit of the Olympics is found in what happened afterward. When most (or many) athletes would say, “that’s it coach, you’re done – you screwed up and cost me a gold medal…” Kramer said, in effect, “our relationship is more important than that.”
Read about it HERE. And think about what a statement this makes.