The Netherlands and Belgium win the gold – NBC Boston

The Netherlands and Belgium win the gold - NBC Boston

In the Tokyo Games, you will not find an American team among hockey players. However, this summer version of the sport, played on the lawn, is popular all over the world.

The Olympics are the biggest stage in the sport, with a very strong field of national teams doing their best for Tokyo.

The Dutch are doing it again; Winning the women’s title

medals
gold: Dutch
silver: Argentina
Bronze: Great Britain

The Netherlands won their fourth Olympic title in women’s hockey, defeating Argentina 3-1 in the final at the Tokyo Games.

The Netherlands scored all three points in penalty kicks in the second half with one goal Margot Van Geffen and two of Kaia Van Masaker. Argentina’s reaction shortly before the game in the first half when Augustine Gorzelani He also scored a penalty kick.

“It’s cool,” Captain Holland Good evening She said. “I can’t believe we actually did that. We worked so hard for it.”

Winning the gift De Goede and his teammate Ledwig Wilton Three Olympic titles in women’s hockey, including a gold medal at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

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Great Britain won the bronze medal in women’s hockey

Great Britain won the bronze medal in women’s hockey by defeating India 4-3.

Great Britain, who won the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, topped the two goals in the second quarter with goals from Elena Rayer in a Sarah Robertson.

India, which did not win Olympic medals in women’s hockey, advanced 3-2 before the break, but Holly Bernie Webb Draw the game and Grace Baldon Great Britain won it from a penalty kick in the last round.

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Belgium win on penalties and win men’s hockey gold

medals
gold: Belgium
silver: Australia
Bronze: India

Belgium won its first men’s hockey title at the Olympics, defeating Australia 3-2 on penalties after the gold-medal match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Belgian striker Florent Opel The Red Lions took a two-minute lead in the second half. Tom Wickham Score the equalizer for Australia, send the match to the penalty shootout

Belgian goalkeeper Vincent Vanach He saved three attempts from Kookaburras, including recovering from Australia Jake Whiton After watching the video. Vanach saved Whetton’s second attempt and took the title for Belgium.

“I’m very happy,” Vanach said. “I think all Belgians are very proud of the Belgian national team today.”

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India celebrates its first hockey medal in 41 years

Delighted India on Friday celebrated the country’s first hockey medal in 41 years, hoping its hard-earned bronze at the Tokyo Olympics will help it regain its past glory.

The most successful country in hockey in Olympic history with eight men’s titles, India’s former medalist came at the 1980 Moscow Olympics when she topped the podium.

India’s men’s teams ended the medal drought when they triumphed in a thrilling nine-goal match against Germany in the bronze medal match. The victory sparked celebrations in the world’s second most populous country.

Their victory grabbed the front pages of the country’s major newspapers, with The Times of India calling it “the transformation of Tokyo”. The newspaper devoted an entire inside page to celebrating what it said was “bronze equals its weight in gold”.

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In the Land of the Rising Sun, Indian hockey has gone from dark to light in Olympic bronze with a sparkle of gold.

She added, “The turf era hockey superpower can now strive to be the best in Astroturf as well. Tokyo may be the beginning of a dream, not a destination.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the team on Thursday to congratulate them.

He later said in a post on Twitter: “Hockey has a special place in the hearts and minds of every Indian. For all hockey fans and sports fans, August 5, 2021 remains one of the most memorable days.”

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