Wambach lifts U.S. in OT

August 26, 2004
ATHENS, Greece -- An hour after the game, Mia Hamm was still on the field, hugging, crying, and posing for pictures with an Olympic gold medal around her neck.

Then, finally, she left.

After 17 years, 153 goals and 266 games -- including a grueling overtime finale -- it was time for her to go.

``There are few times in your life where you get to write the final chapter the way you want to,'' Hamm said. ``I think a lot of us did that tonight.''

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