This comment is also wrong "The competition is not just about athletic prowess. It's also about whether you can use your wits."
What wits is this? Wits should be used in-game, not out game. During the match, you can use whatever wits you have, but when it goes out of "the match" then that's where it goes wrong, called "no spirit."
I think the pair wouldnt want to purposely lose, the coach must also be blamed for planning the "throw"
Yes, the people who suggested that they should be "throwing" the match is so wrong.