Photo Credit: Australian Olympic Committee

By Zane Miller

On Friday, September 30th, 1988, Australia defeated South Korea 2-0 in the gold medal game to win the third gold medal in women’s Olympic field hockey history. It was the first gold medal for Australia in women’s field hockey. South Korea took the silver medal, as the Netherlands took bronze by defeating Great Britain 3-1 in the bronze medal game. The tournament was held in South Korea with Seoul as the host city.

Lisanne Lejeune of the Netherlands scored the most goals in the tournament with eight. Each team played five games during the tournament, with three coming in the preliminary round and the other two being played in the medal round.

1988 Final Standings

1. Australia

2. South Korea

3. Netherlands

4. Great Britain

5. West Germany

6. Canada

7. Argentina

8. United States

Game Results

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