Irgendwie krieg ich's nicht hin...Was kann ich noch verbessern oder anders fromulieren?
The stot sory 'The Big Race', written by Toby Sweet deals with a swimmer in a moral dilemma.
It is the day for the narrator's swimming competition. His competitor, Gordon Hayes sits in the corner of the chancing room, talking to his father, while the boy watches them. Gordon's father tells his son that, if he does not win the race, he will hit him.
The narrator talkes to his opponent and encorages him to make him feel better by saying that his father will not do something like that, but Gordon is confident that he will.
While the main character practises for the approaching competiton with the club coach, he can not forget what the father of Gordon Hay wants to do. Later when he sits in his tracksuit, waiting for the race to begin, he tires to make himeself feel as comfortable as possible. When the swimming competition is just about to start the narrator does some loosing exercise for preperation and tries to plan his strategy, but the only thing he can concentrate on is his opponent, he feels sorry for.
During the race it becomes clear, that the boy could win against Gordon, because he is half of a body ahead. But he decides to let him win to protect him from the punishment, so he slowes down when he sees the father shouting ans raising his fist.
Sortly after the race the officials present the boys with their medals. At first the narrator regrets that that he let his competitor win, but when he sees the smile of the father, he thinks that it was worth it.
When Gordon walkes away from the podium he behaves impolite and calles the main character pathetic and says that the boy will never win against him again, like he did before this race.