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Field hockey at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's field hockey tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics was the 9th edition of the field hockey event for women at the Summer Olympic Games. It was held over a thirteen-day period beginning on 29 July, and culminating with the medal finals on 10 August. All games were played at the Riverbank Arena within the Olympic Park in London, United Kingdom.

Women's field hockey
at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Tournament details
Host countryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Dates29 July – 10 August
Teams12
Venue(s)Riverbank Arena
Top three teams
Champions Netherlands (3rd title)
Runner-up Argentina
Third place Great Britain
Tournament statistics
Matches played38
Goals scored118 (3.11 per match)
Top scorer(s)United Kingdom Crista Cullen
United Kingdom Alex Danson (5 goals)
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The stadium before the USA vs New Zealand game

Defending champions the Netherlands won the gold medal for the third time after defeating Argentina 2–0 in the final. Great Britain won the bronze medal by defeating New Zealand 3–1.

Contents

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 semi-finals. 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, Asian and Oceanian federations received one extra quota based upon the FIH World Rankings at the completion of the 2010 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.[1]

Dates Event Location Qualifier(s)
Host nation   Great Britain (4)
13–24 November 2010 2010 Asian Games   Guangzhou, China   China (5)
  South Korea (8)
20–27 August 2011 2011 EuroHockey Nations Championship   Mönchengladbach, Germany   Netherlands (1)
  Germany (3)
2–11 September 2011 2011 African Olympic Qualifier   Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 1
6–9 October 2011 2011 Oceania Cup   Hobart, Australia   New Zealand (6)
  Australia (7)
14–30 October 2011 2011 Pan American Games   Guadalajara, Mexico   United States (10)
18–25 February 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament 1   New Delhi, India   South Africa (12)
17–25 March 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament 2   Kontich, Belgium   Belgium (16)
25 April – 5 May 2012 Olympic Qualification Tournament 3   Kakamigahara, Japan   Japan (9)
Invitational   Argentina1 (2)
^1South Africa won the African qualifier tournament but gave up their automatic berth on the premise that they should play a qualifier having deemed the African tournament as sub-standard. Eventually they won the Qualification Tournament 1. Instead, Argentina was invited as the highest ranked team not already qualified after the conclusion of the continental championships.[2][3]

UmpiresEdit

The FIH announced the list of umpires on 3 January 2012:[4]

  •   Claire Adenot (FRA)
  •   Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)
  •   Stella Bartlema (NED)
  •   Frances Block (GBR)
  •   Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
  •   Elena Eskina (RUS)
  •   Amy Hassick (USA)
  •   Kelly Hudson (NZL)
  •   Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
  •   Michelle Joubert (RSA)
  •   Kang Hyun-young (KOR)
  •   Carol Metchette (IRL)
  •   Miao Lin (CHN)
  •   Irene Presenqui (ARG)
  •   Lisa Roach (AUS)
  •   Chieko Soma (JPN)
  •   Wendy Stewart (CAN)

SquadsEdit

ResultsEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+01:00)''[5]

First roundEdit

Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.

Pool AEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 5 5 0 0 12 5 +7 15
  Great Britain 5 3 0 2 14 7 +7 9
  China 5 2 1 2 6 3 +3 7
  South Korea 5 2 0 3 9 13 −4 6
  Japan 5 1 1 3 4 9 −5 4
  Belgium 5 0 2 3 2 10 −8 2

     Advanced to semifinals


29 July 2012
10:45
Netherlands   3–0   Belgium
Lammers   33'42'
van Maasakker   60'
Report
Umpires:
Claire Adenot (FRA)
Michelle Joubert (RSA)

29 July 2012
13:45
China   4–0   South Korea
Ma Yibo   26'67'
Zhao Yudiao   51'
Li Hongxia   54'
Report
Umpires:
Frances Block (GBR)
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)

29 July 2012
19:00
Great Britain   4–0   Japan
Danson   7'28'
Thomas   23'
Walton   26'
Report
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)

31 July 2012
08:30
Netherlands   3–2   Japan
Lammers   4'43'
Hoog   30'
Report Komazawa   46'
Mitsuhashi   53'
Umpires:
Kang Hyun-young (KOR)
Irene Presenqui (ARG)

31 July 2012
13:45
Belgium   0–0   China
Report
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)

31 July 2012
16:00
Great Britain   5–3   South Korea
White   6'
Cullen   25'
Danson   38'
Twigg   61'
Rogers   62'
Report Kim Da-rae   18'
Han Hye-lyoung   52'
Park Mi-hyun   57'
Umpires:
Stella Bartlema (NED)
Lisa Roach (AUS)

2 August 2012
08:30
South Korea   1–0   Japan
Cheon Seul-ki   42' Report
Umpires:
Miao Lin (CHN)
Frances Block (GBR)

2 August 2012
13:45
China   0–1   Netherlands
Report Goderie   10'
Umpires:
Michelle Joubert (RSA)
Chieko Soma (JPN)

2 August 2012
19:00
Belgium   0–3   Great Britain
Report Ball   32'
Bartlett   39'
Cullen   68'
Umpires:
Amy Hassick (USA)
Irene Presenqui (ARG)

4 August 2012
10:45
Netherlands   3–2   South Korea
Welten   10'
Hoog   14'
Dirkse van den Heuvel   36'
Report Cheon Seul-ki   5'65'
Umpires:
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
Claire Adenot (FRA)

4 August 2012
13:45
Japan   1–1   Belgium
Yamamoto   58' Report Boon   34'
Umpires:
Stella Bartlema (NED)
Wendy Stewart (CAN)

4 August 2012
16:00
China   2–1   Great Britain
Fu Baorong   41'
Zhao Yudiao   47'
Report Cullen   69'
Umpires:
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
Carol Metchette (IRL)

6 August 2012
13:45
Japan   1–0   China
Komazawa   54' Report
Umpires:
Elena Eskina (RUS)
Kelly Hudson (NZL)

6 August 2012
16:00
South Korea   3–1   Belgium
Kim Jong-eun   8'70'
Lee Seon-ok   24'
Report Coppey   37'
Umpires:
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)
Miao Lin (CHN)

6 August 2012
19:00
Great Britain   1–2   Netherlands
Cullen   29' Report van As   43'
van Male   52'
Umpires:
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
Chieko Soma (JPN)

Pool BEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 5 3 1 1 12 4 +8 10
  New Zealand 5 3 1 1 9 5 +4 10
  Australia 5 3 1 1 5 2 +3 10
  Germany 5 2 1 2 6 7 −1 7
  South Africa 5 1 0 4 9 14 −5 3
  United States 5 1 0 4 4 13 −9 3

     Advanced to semifinals


29 July 2012
08:30
New Zealand   1–0   Australia
Finlayson   3' Report
Umpires:
Elena Eskina (RUS)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)

29 July 2012
16:00
Argentina   7–1   South Africa
Aymar   8'29'
J. Sruoga   20'
Cavallero   25'
Rebecchi   31'
Barrionuevo   62'
D'Elía   68'
Report Chamberlain   23'
Umpires:
Miao Lin (CHN)
Lisa Roach (AUS)

29 July 2012
21:15
Germany   2–1   United States
Rinne   8'
Hahn   21'
Report Crandall   56'
Umpires:
Carol Metchette (IRL)
Wendy Stewart (CAN)

31 July 2012
10:45
South Africa   1–4   New Zealand
Coetzee   52' Report C. Harrison   2'
Eshuis   22'
Sharland   29'61'
Umpires:
Chieko Soma (JPN)
Amy Hassick (USA)

31 July 2012
19:00
Argentina   0–1   United States
Report Taylor   28'
Umpires:
Claire Adenot (FRA)
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)

31 July 2012
21:15
Germany   1–3   Australia
Otte   9' Report Munro   20'
Flanagan   46'
Boyce   53'
Umpires:
Frances Block (GBR)
Michelle Joubert (RSA)

2 August 2012
10:45
Australia   1–0   United States
Flanagan   33' Report
Umpires:
Stella Bartlema (NED)
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)

2 August 2012
16:00
South Africa   0–2   Germany
Report Mavers   25'
Rinne   44'
Umpires:
Elena Eskina (RUS)
Kang Hyun-young (KOR)

2 August 2012
21:15
New Zealand   1–2   Argentina
C. Harrison   62' Report Rebecchi   3'45'
Umpires:
Lisa Roach (AUS)
Carol Metchette (IRL)

4 August 2012
08:30
Australia   1–0   South Africa
Close   8' Report
Umpires:
Miao Lin (CHN)
Amy Hassick (USA)

4 August 2012
19:00
United States   2–3   New Zealand
O'Donnell   16'
Laubach   34'
Report Sharland   3'
Flynn   19'
Eshuis   64'
Umpires:
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
Kang Hyun-young (KOR)

4 August 2012
21:15
Germany   1–3   Argentina
Hasselmann   67' Report Maccari   13'
Aymar   28'
Sánchez Moccia   67'
Umpires:
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)
Chieko Soma (JPN)

6 August 2012
08:30
New Zealand   0–0   Germany
Report
Umpires:
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
Lisa Roach (AUS)

6 August 2012
10:45
United States   0–7   South Africa
Report Bright   14'44'
George   20'
Wilson   25'
Coetzee   33'62'
Chamberlain   54'
Umpires:
Frances Block (GBR)
Claire Adenot (FRA)

6 August 2012
21:15
Argentina   0–0   Australia
Report
Umpires:
Kang Hyun-young (KOR)
Michelle Joubert (RSA)

Fifth to twelfth place classificationEdit

Eleventh and twelfth placeEdit

10 August 2012
08:30
Belgium   2–1   United States
Gerniers   20'
Valcke   52'
Report Selenski   6'
Umpires:
Elena Eskina (RUS)
Irene Presenqui (ARG)

Ninth and tenth placeEdit

8 August 2012
08:30
Japan   2–1 (a.e.t.)   South Africa
Murakami   63'80' Report Deetlefs   27'
Umpires:
Stella Bartlema (NED)
Amy Hassick (USA)

Seventh and eighth placeEdit

8 August 2012
11:30
South Korea   1–4   Germany
Cheon Seul-ki   8' Report Hahn   6'16'
Rinne   55'
Mavers   70'
Umpires:
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
Claire Adenot (FRA)

Fifth and sixth placeEdit

10 August 2012
11:30
China   0–2   Australia
Report Schulz   41'
Close   60'
Umpires:
Frances Block (GBR)
Michelle Joubert (RSA)

Medal roundEdit

 
The final: Argentina and Netherlands
 
Semi-finalsGold medal match
 
      
 
8 August 2012
 
 
  Netherlands (p.s.o.)2 (3)
 
10 August 2012
 
  New Zealand2 (1)
 
  Netherlands2
 
8 August 2012
 
  Argentina0
 
  Argentina2
 
 
  Great Britain1
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
10 August 2012
 
 
  New Zealand1
 
 
  Great Britain3

SemifinalsEdit

8 August 2012
15:30
Netherlands   2–2 (a.e.t.)   New Zealand
Paumen   32'53' Report Sharland   7'
Forgesson   49'
Penalties
van As  
Paumen  
De Goede  
van Geffen  
Hoog  
3–1   Sharland
  Michelsen
  Flynn
  Punt
Umpires:
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)

8 August 2012
20:00
Argentina   2–1   Great Britain
Barrionuevo   6'
Rebecchi   31'
Report Danson   65'
Umpires:
Lisa Roach (AUS)
Carol Metchette (IRL)

Bronze medal matchEdit

10 August 2012
15:30
New Zealand   1–3   Great Britain  
Michelsen   68' Report Danson   45'
Cullen   59'
Thomas   63'
Umpires:
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
Chieko Soma (JPN)

Gold medal matchEdit

10 August 2012
20:00
  Netherlands   2–0   Argentina  
Dirkse van den Heuvel   45'
Paumen   54'
Report
Umpires:
Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)
Lisa Roach (AUS)

StatisticsEdit

Final rankingEdit

As per statistical convention in field hockey, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
    Netherlands 7 6 1 0 16 7 +9 19 Gold Medal
    Argentina 7 4 1 2 14 7 +7 13 Silver Medal
    Great Britain 7 4 0 3 18 10 +8 12 Bronze Medal
4   New Zealand 7 3 2 2 12 10 +2 11 Fourth place
5   Australia 6 4 1 1 7 2 +5 13 Eliminated in
group stage
6   China 6 2 1 3 6 5 +1 7
7   Germany 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10
8   South Korea 6 2 0 4 10 17 −7 6
9   Japan 6 2 1 3 6 10 −4 7
10   South Africa 6 1 0 5 10 16 −6 3
11   Belgium 6 1 2 3 4 11 −7 5
12   United States 6 1 0 5 5 15 −10 3
Source: FIH

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Qualification System – Games of the XXX Olympiad" (PDF). FIH. April 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  2. ^ "Argentina makes Olympics after S.Africa withdrawal". The China Post. Retrieved 2011-11-16.
  3. ^ "Las Leonas estarán en Londres 2012". CAH. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
  4. ^ "Officials confirmed for XXX Olympic Games". FIH. 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2012-01-07.
  5. ^ "Olympic Hockey schedule unveiled". FIH. 2012-05-22. Retrieved 2012-05-27.

External linksEdit