By Zane Miller
On Friday, August 19th, 2016, Great Britain defeated Netherlands in the gold medal game with a final score of 3-3, with Great Britain winning in the shootout 2-0 to win the tenth gold medal in women’s Olympic field hockey history. It was the first (and, as of this writing, only) gold medal for Great Britain in women’s field hockey. Netherlands took the silver medal, as Germany took bronze by defeating New Zealand 2-1 in the bronze medal game. The tournament was held in Brazil with Rio de Janeiro as the host city.
Alex Danson of Great Britain scored the most goals in the tournament with five. Each team played five games during the preliminary round.
2016 Final Standings
1. Great Britain
4. New Zealand
5. United States
11. South Korea
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