In the morning session of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, a bronze medal match was held in women’s field hockey. The Olympic champions from Rio de Janeiro representing Great Britain defeated India 4:3.


Great Britain national field hockey team

PAP / EPA / How Hwee Young / Pictured: Great Britain’s hockey team

The field hockey games are slowly coming to an end. On Thursday, matches for men’s medals were held – the Belgians won, and the next places on the podium were occupied by the teams of Australia and India. Indian women can repeat the result of their friends, but it was definitely not the favourite.

For the Indian women’s hockey team, this was the third Olympic tournament in history. Before that, they sang in Moscow in 1980, where they took fourth place, and five years ago, when they took 12th – the last in Rio de Janeiro. The British won two previous championships on the podium, and in Brazil they won the Olympic gold.

On Friday, Great Britain started very well, going 2-0 up after goals by Elena Raer and Sarah Robertson. After a while, there was a heavy blow from India. Georgette Kaur and Vandana Kataria scored three goals in five minutes to take the lead!

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But the British did not let the victory fall. They scored two more goals until the end, and it was all because Grace Baldson had an accurate shot, scored 12 minutes before the end of normal time and determined the result of the match – 4: 3 for Great Britain.

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In the women’s field hockey final, the last Olympic Games in the sport, the Netherlands will face Argentina.

Women’s Field Hockey Bronze Medal Match:

UK – India 4:3 (Robertson 1, Raer 1, Bernie Webb 1, Baldson 1 – Georgette Core 2, Kataria 1)

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