Las Leonas (Argentina) win first Champions Trophy on home soil

FIH President Leonardo Negre and Las Leonas Captain Luciana Aymar

FIH President Leonardo Negre and Las Leonas Captain Luciana Aymar

Silvina D’Elia scored lone for the hosts and word champions Argentina (Las Leonas) to secure their fifth title at an FIH Champions Trophy with a 1-0 victory over Great Britain and their first title of the FIH flagship tournament on home soil. The Olympic Champions, Netherlands, claimed the Bronze medal at the Argentina FIH Champions Trophy by defeating Germany 5-4 in an exciting match. Japan beat New Zealand 4-3 in extra-time to secure fifth place and to Qualify for next Champions Trophy. While Korea beat China 3-2 on penalties to finish 7th in the 8 team tournament.

Full reports on all the matches and extensive tournament information are available here.

Individual Awards
Best player: Luciana Aymar (ARG)
Top Scorers: Crista Cullen (GBR), Rika Komazawa (JPN), Lee Seon-Ok (KOR)  – 5 Goals
Goalkeeper of the Tournament: Belen Succi (ARG)
Fair play: Germany

Photo by:  www.mncaphoto.com  Matías Noé Correa Arce / CAH . www.cahockey.org.ar