Field hockey at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's field hockey tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics was the 8th edition of the field hockey event for women at the Summer Olympic Games. It was held over a thirteen-day period beginning on 10 August, and culminating with the medal finals on 22 August. All games were played at the hockey field constructed on the Olympic Green in Beijing, China.

Women's field hockey
at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Olympic Green Hockey Field.jpg
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Tournament details
Host countryChina
CityBeijing
Dates10 – 22 August
Teams12
Venue(s)Olympic Green Hockey Field
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (2nd title)
Runner-up China
Third place Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played38
Goals scored149 (3.92 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Maartje Paumen (11 goals)
2004 (previous) (next) 2012

The Netherlands won the gold medal for the second time after defeating China 2–0 in the final. Argentina won the bronze medal by defeating defending champions Germany 3–1.[1]

Competition formatEdit

The twelve teams in the tournament were divided into two pools of six, with each team initially playing round-robin games within their pool. Following the completion of the round-robin, the top two teams from each pool advance to the semifinals. All other teams play classification matches to determine the final tournament rankings. The two semi-final winners meet for the gold medal match, while the semi-final losers play in the bronze medal match.

QualificationEdit

Each of the continental champions from five federations and host received an automatic berth. The European federation received two extra quotas, while Oceanian received one extra quota, based upon the FIH World Rankings at the completion of the 2006 World Cup. In addition to the three teams qualifying through the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, the following twelve teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings, competed in this tournament.[2][3]

Dates Event Location Qualifier(s)
Host nation   China (5)
2–14 December 2006 2006 Asian Games   Doha, Qatar   Japan1 (6)
14–22 July 2007 2007 African Olympic Qualifier   Nairobi, Kenya   South Africa (12)
14–29 July 2007 2007 Pan American Games   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Argentina (2)
18–25 August 2007 2007 EuroHockey Nations Championship   Manchester, England   Germany (3)
  Netherlands (1)
  Great Britain (10)
10–17 September 2007 2007 Oceania Cup   Buderim, Australia   New Zealand (7)
  Australia (4)
12–20 April 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 1   Baku, Azerbaijan   Spain (8)
19–27 April 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2   Kazan, Russia   United States (11)
26 April – 4 May 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 3   Victoria, Canada   South Korea (9)
^1China qualified both as host and continental champion, therefore that quota was given to the Asian federation allowing Japan to qualify directly to the 2008 Summer Olympics as the second placed team at the 2006 Asian Games .

UmpiresEdit

Fifteen umpires for the women's event were appointed by the FIH.[4] During each match, a video umpire was used to assist the on-field umpires in determining if a goal had been legally scored.[5]

SquadsEdit

ResultsEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+08:00)

First roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 5 5 0 0 14 3 +11 15
  China 5 3 1 1 14 4 +10 10
  Australia 5 3 1 1 17 9 +8 10
  Spain 5 2 0 3 4 12 −8 6
  South Korea 5 1 0 4 13 18 −5 3
  South Africa 5 0 0 5 2 18 −16 0

     Advanced to semifinals


10 August 2008
10:30
China   3–0   Spain
Fu Baorong   17'
Li Hongxia   31'
Gao Lihua   37'
Report
Umpires:
Ute Conen (GER)
Marelize de Clerk (RSA)
10 August 2008
18:00
Australia   5–4   South Korea
Liddelow   25'50'
Hudson   47'
Young   56'
Eastham   65'
Report Kim Mi-sun   18'
Kim Da-rae   27'
Gim Sung-hee   32'
Park Mi-hyun   34'
Umpires:
Soledad Iparruguirre (ARG)
Stella Bartlema (NED)
10 August 2008
20:30
Netherlands   6–0   South Africa
Mulder   5'
Agliotti   27'
Paumen   46'58'
Booij   56'
Dijkstra   66'
Report
Umpires:
Lisa Roach (AUS)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)

12 August 2008
10:30
Australia   6–1   Spain
Lambert   27'60'
Hudson   47'
Eastham   54'
Halliday   66'
Rivers   70'
Report Muñoz   6'
Umpires:
Chieko Soma (JPN)
Miao Lin (CHN)
12 August 2008
18:30
China   3–0   South Africa
Tang Chunling   6'
Fu Baorong   33'
Zhao Yudiao   40'
Report
Umpires:
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)
Minka Woolley (AUS)
12 August 2008
20:30
Netherlands   3–2   South Korea
Paumen   3'55'
Schopman   7'
Report Lee Seon-ok   4'39'
Umpires:
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)
Ute Conen (GER)

14 August 2008
08:30
China   0–1   Netherlands
Report Paumen   21'
Umpires:
Chieko Soma (JPN)
Soledad Iparruguirre (ARG)
14 August 2008
18:00
Spain   2–1   South Korea
Camón   8'
Sanchez   22'
Report Kim Jong-eun   37'
Umpires:
Anne McRae (GBR)
Sarah Garnett (NZL)
14 August 2008
20:30
South Africa   0–3   Australia
Report Hudson   10'
Lambert   44'
Eastham   62'
Umpires:
Carol Metchette (IRL)
Ute Conen (GER)

16 August 2008
10:30
Australia   1–2   Netherlands
Young   17' Report Paumen   20'46'
Umpires:
Sarah Garnett (NZL)
Marelize de Klerk (RSA)
16 August 2008
18:30
South Korea   1–6   China
Lee Seon-ok   53' Report Tang Chunling   30'33'41'
Fu Baorong   39'40'64'
Umpires:
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
16 August 2008
21:00
Spain   1–0   South Africa
Romagosa   31' Report
Umpires:
Lee Keum-ju (KOR)
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)

18 August 2008
10:30
South Korea   5–2   South Africa
Gim Sung-hee   6'
Lee Seon-ok   23'29'
Park Mi-hyun   32'
Kim Eun-sil   58'
Report Hector   51'
Vida Ryan   66'
Umpires:
Stella Bartlema (NED)
Carol Metchette (IRL)
18 August 2008
18:30
Netherlands   2–0   Spain
Paumen   22'
Hoog   69'
Report
Umpires:
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
Minka Woolley (AUS)
18 August 2008
21:00
China   2–2   Australia
Li Hongxia   30'38' Report Eastham   51'
Young   62'
Umpires:
Chieko Soma (JPN)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)

Pool BEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 5 4 0 1 12 8 +4 12
  Argentina 5 3 2 0 13 7 +6 11
  Great Britain 5 2 2 1 7 9 −2 8
  United States 5 1 3 1 9 8 +1 6
  Japan 5 1 1 3 5 7 −2 4
  New Zealand 5 0 0 5 6 13 −7 0

     Advanced to semifinals


10 August 2008
08:30
Japan   2–1   New Zealand
Morimoto   12'
Tsukui   17'
Report Claxton   25'
Umpires:
Lee Keum-ju (KOR)
Minka Woolley (AUS)
10 August 2008
18:30
Argentina   2–2   United States
Rebecchi   5'11' Report Smith   18'
Loy   64'
Umpires:
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)
Carol Metchette (IRL)
10 August 2008
21:00
Germany   5–1   Great Britain
Rinne   26'52'
Hoffmann   31'49'
Rodewald   60'
Report Cullen   29'
Umpires:
Sarah Garnett (NZL)
Miao Lin (CHN)

12 August 2008
08:30
Argentina   2–2   Great Britain
García   10'
Gulla   27'
Report Thomas   49'
Clewlow   51'
Umpires:
Marelize de Klerk (RSA)
Stella Bartlema (NED)
12 August 2008
18:00
United States   1–1   Japan
Barber   58' Report Chiba   12'
Umpires:
Sarah Garnett (NZL)
Lisa Roach (AUS)
12 August 2008
21:00
Germany   2–1   New Zealand
Scholz   59'
Kühn   69'
Report Forgesson   31'
Umpires:
Anne McRae (GBR)
Soledad Iparruguirre (ARG)

14 August 2008
10:30
United States   2–4   Germany
Snow   27'
Loy   60'
Report Keller   34'
Rinne   49'
Rodewald   55'
Kühn   64'
Umpires:
Lee Keum-ju (KOR)
Marelize de Klerk (RSA)
14 August 2008
18:30
Japan   1–2   Argentina
Miura   64' Report Gulla   38'
Burkart   51'
Umpires:
Miao Lin (CHN)
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)
14 August 2008
21:00
New Zealand   1–2   Great Britain
Flynn   28' Report Danson   31'
Cullen   50'
Umpires:
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)

16 August 2008
08:30
New Zealand   1–4   United States
Galletly   37' Report Smith   1'42'
Loy   12'
Bashore   47'
Umpires:
Stella Bartlema (NED)
Anne McRae (GBR)
16 August 2008
18:00
Germany   0–4   Argentina
Report Burkart   38'
Gulla   49'66'
Aymar   68'
Umpires:
Lisa Roach (AUS)
Chieko Soma (JPN)
16 August 2008
20:30
Great Britain   2–1   Japan
Panter   32'
Cullen   70'
Report Miura   58'
Umpires:
Minka Woolley (AUS)
Carol Metchette (IRL)

18 August 2008
08:30
Germany   1–0   Japan
Beermann   40' Report
Umpires:
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)
Miao Lin (CHN)
18 August 2008
18:00
Great Britain   0–0   United States
Report
Umpires:
Ute Conen (GER)
Lisa Roach (AUS)
18 August 2008
20:30
Argentina   3–2   New Zealand
Rebecchi   15'
García   43'
Hernández   46'
Report Roberts   33'
Igasan   61'
Umpires:
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)
Marelize de Klerk (RSA)

Fifth to twelfth place classificationEdit

Eleventh and twelfth placeEdit

22 August 2008
08:30
South Africa   4–1   New Zealand
Marescia   14'
Wilson   34'
Vida Ryan   51'
Brown   59'
Report Flynn   17'
Umpires:
Lee Keum-ju (KOR)
Carol Metchette (IRL)

Ninth and tenth placeEdit

20 August 2008
08:30
South Korea   2–1   Japan
Park Jeong-sook   12'49' Report Komazawa   43'
Umpires:
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)
Lisa Roach (AUS)

Seventh and eighth placeEdit

20 August 2008
11:00
Spain   3–2 (a.e.t.)   United States
Termens   8'
Huertas   68'
Ybarra   84'
Report Sensenig   30'
Loy   59'
Umpires:
Minka Woolley (AUS)
Ute Conen (GER)

Fifth and sixth placeEdit

22 August 2008
11:00
Australia   2–0   Great Britain
Blyth   29'
Munro   68'
Report
Umpires:
Sarah Garnett (NZL)
Miao Lin (CHN)

Medal roundEdit

 
Semi-finalsGold medal match
 
      
 
20 August
 
 
  Germany2
 
22 August
 
  China3
 
  China0
 
20 August
 
  Netherlands2
 
  Netherlands5
 
 
  Argentina2
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
22 August
 
 
  Germany1
 
 
  Argentina3

Semi-finalsEdit

20 August 2008
18:00
Germany   2–3   China
Keller   4'
Beermann   36'
Report Gao Lihua   31'
Ma Yibo   39'
Zhao Yudiao   58'
Umpires:
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)

20 August 2008
20:30
Netherlands   5–2   Argentina
Paumen   9'25'47'
Agliotti   31'
Hoog   68'
Report Russo   59'
Gulla   69'
Umpires:
Marelize de Klerk (RSA)
Sarah Garnett (NZL)

Bronze medal matchEdit

22 August 2008
18:00
Germany   1–3   Argentina  
Kühn   45' Report Luchetti   11'
Rebecchi   22'
Barrionuevo   63'
Umpires:
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)
Marelize de Klerk (RSA)

Gold medal matchEdit

22 August 2008
20:30
  China   0–2   Netherlands  
Report Van As   51'
Goderie   62'
Umpires:
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)

StatisticsEdit

Final rankingEdit

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Women's Hockey". Sports Reference. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Qualification System - Games of the XXIX Olympiad" (PDF). FIH. February 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  3. ^ "FIH releases pools for Women's Olympic Hockey Tournament". FIH. 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2014-01-27.
  4. ^ FIH Outdoor Appointments 2008
  5. ^ XXIXth Olympic Games Tournament Regulations - Men's and Women's Hockey Competitions

External linksEdit