By Zane Miller
On Thursday, August 1st, 1996, Australia defeated South Korea 3-1 in the gold medal game to win the fifth gold medal in women’s Olympic field hockey history. It was the second gold medal for Australia in women’s field hockey. South Korea took the silver medal, as Netherlands took bronze by defeating Great Britain in the bronze medal game, with both teams tied 0-0 after overtime before the Netherlands won the shootout round 4-3. The tournament was held in the United States with Atlanta as the host city.
Alyson Annan of Australia and Chang Eun-Jung tied for the most goals in the tournament with eight. Each team played seven games during the preliminary round of the tournament.
1996 Final Standings
2. South Korea
4. Great Britain
5. United States
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