Two weeks of extra-ordinary hockey action came to end with Germany defending their title successfully, as yesterday Netherlands did in Women’s category. Germany defeated Netherlands (2-1) in fitting finale at Riverbank Arena in London Olympic Park to win their 2nd successive Olympic Gold Medal. While earlier in the day the World Champions Australia defeated (3-1) the hosts Great Britain to win the Bronze Medal i.e. their 9th Olympic Medal.
1. Germany (Gold) 2. Netherlands (Silver) 3. Australia (Bronze) 4. Great Britain 5. Belgium 6. Spain 7. Pakistan 8. Korea 9. New Zealand 10. Argentina 11. South Africa 12. India
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Despite a gallant performance, Great Britain went down to a 3-1 defeat by the world’s number one ranked side Australia in this afternoon’s Bronze Medal match at the Riverbank Arena.
Great Britain’s Nick Catlin challenges with Australia’s Fergus Kavanagh during the bronze medal match at the London 2012 Olympic hockey tournament (Photo credit Great Britain Hockey/Ady Kerry)
Iain Lewers had equalised for Great Britain in the 29th minute, cancelling out Simon Orchard’s 17th minute opening goal for the Australians, but second half strikes from Jamie Dwyer and Kieran Govers were the difference between the two sides in the end as Australia pipped Great Britain to the Bronze Medal. Continue reading →
Australia will leave London without the Olympic gold medal they had hoped for, but there will be opportunity for redemption when they take on hosts Great Britain in the bronze medal-game at Riverbank Arena at 3:30pm London time today or 12:30am AEST, Sunday August 12. Foxtel Channel 189 will showcase the match LIVE from 12:20am AEST Sunday morning August 12.
The two teams have an even record against each other in Olympic competition, but Australia has never forgotten one of the team’s most painful losses against Britain in the semi-finals in Seoul in 1988.
Back then coach Ric Charlesworth was the highest profile player in the team during a remarkable career spanning five Olympics. Continue reading →
Defending Olympic Champions Germany will take on, in form Netherlands at 20:00 BST at Riverbank Arena in London Olympic Park. While Hosts Great Britain will face the World Champions and Number One side Australiain their quest of clinching Bronze Medal in front of home crowd at 15:30 BST.
In semi-final, the defending champions showed their character in defeating the World Champions Australia (4-2), while the Dutch outclassed the hosts, world number four, Great Britain (9-2) in semi-final. Continue reading →
Netherlands repeated their feat of Beijing and defended their Olympic Gold medal by defeating Argentina 2-0 in well fought Final match at Riverbank arena. Hosts Great Britain defeated (3-1) New Zealand to win the Bronze Medal.
1. Netherlands (Gold), 2. Argentina (Silver), 3. Great Britain (Bronze), 4. New Zealand, 5. Australia, 6. China, 7. Germany, 8. Korea, 9. Japan, 10. South Africa, 11. Belgium, 12. United States
The Dutch started well, but Argentina slowly gained control on the game which looked equal till half time with a 0-0 score line. But in the second half, Netherlands scored 2 goals from PCs and took the match and the eluding Gold Medal away from Luciana AYMAR and her team Las Leonas, who have now won 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals at the Olympics. Continue reading →
It turned out to be a glorious afternoon at the Riverbank Arena as the Great Britain women gave an emphatic display against New Zealand to win 3-1 and secure their first Olympic Bronze Medal since 1992.
London 2012 Olympic Games – A delighted Great Britain women’s squad celebrate their Bronze Medal victory over New Zealand (Photo credit Great Britain Hockey/Ady Kerry)
Watched by the Duchess of Cambridge, Dame Kelly Holmes and Kath Grainger the GB women never looked like going away with anything less than the Bronze Medal as they put on their best performance of the tournament to take the victory. Continue reading →