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Field hockey at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's field hockey tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was the tenth edition of the field hockey event for women at the Summer Olympics. It took place over a fourteen-day period beginning on 6 August, and culminating with the medal finals on 19 August. All games were played at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Women's field hockey
at the 2016 Summer Olympics
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Tournament details
Host country  Brazil
City Rio de Janeiro
Dates 6–19 August 2016
Teams 12
Venue(s) Olympic Hockey Centre
Top three teams
Champions  Great Britain (1st title)
Runner-up  Netherlands
Third place  Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played 38
Goals scored 129 (3.39 per match)
Top scorer(s) United Kingdom Alex Danson
Netherlands Maartje Paumen
United States Katie O'Donnell (5 goals)
2012 (previous) (next) 2020

Great Britain won the gold medal for the first time after defeating defending champions the Netherlands 2–0 on a penalty shoot-out after a 3–3 draw.[1] Germany won the bronze medal by defeating New Zealand 2–1.[2]

The medals for the tournament were presented by Barry Maister, New Zealand; Camiel Eurlings, Netherlands; and Nicole Hoevertsz, Aruba; members of the International Olympic Committee, and the gifts were presened by Pam Elgar and Marijke Fleuren, executive board members of the International Hockey Federation and Leandro Negre, president of the International Hockey Federation.

Contents

Competition scheduleEdit

The match schedule of the women's tournament was unveiled on 27 April 2016.[3][4]

G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Final
Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19
G G G G G G G ¼ ½ B F

Competition formatEdit

The twelve teams in the tournament were divided into two groups of six, with each team initially playing round-robin games within their group. Following the completion of the round-robin stage, the top four teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals. 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 confederations receive an automatic berth. The host nation didn't qualify as they didn't place higher than fortieth in the FIH World Rankings by the end of 2014 nor finished no worse than seventh at the 2015 Pan American Games (they didn't even qualify for that tournament). This restriction was decided between the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) due to the standard of field hockey in Brazil. In addition to the seven highest placed teams at the Semifinals of the 2014–15 FIH Hockey World League not already qualified, the following twelve teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings, will compete in this tournament.[5]

Date
Event Location Qualifier
20 September – 2 October 2014 2014 Asian Games   Incheon, South Korea   South Korea
10–21 June 2015 2014–15 FIH Hockey World League Semifinals   Valencia, Spain   China
  Germany
  Argentina
  Spain2
20 June – 5 July 2015   Antwerp, Belgium   Netherlands
  New Zealand
  India
  Japan
13–24 July 2015 2015 Pan American Games   Toronto, Canada   United States
22–30 August 2015 2015 EuroHockey Nations Championship   London, England   Great Britain1
21–25 October 2015 2015 Oceania Cup   Stratford, New Zealand   Australia
23 October – 1 November 2015 2015 African Qualifying Tournament   Randburg, South Africa 2
Total 12
^1 – Competed as England
^2South Africa won the continental qualifier however the team did not participate in the 2016 Olympics. South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and South African Hockey Association (SAHA) made an agreement on the Rio 2016 Olympics qualification criteria that the Continental Qualification route would not be considered.[6][7] As a result, Spain, as the highest-ranked team from the 2014–15 Hockey World League Semifinals not already qualified, participated instead.[8][9]

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

All times are local (UTC−3).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 5 4 1 0 13 1 +12 13 Quarter-finals
2   New Zealand 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 10
3   Germany 5 2 1 2 6 6 0 7
4   Spain 5 2 0 3 6 12 −6 6
5   China 5 1 2 2 3 5 −2 5
6   South Korea 5 0 1 4 3 13 −10 1
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head result.[10]


7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
10:00
New Zealand   4–1   South Korea
Pearce   10'
Harrison   19'
Flynn   21'
Webster   34'
Report Kim H.   55'
Umpires:
Fanneke Alkemade (NED)
Chieko Soma (JPN)
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
12:30
Netherlands   5–0   Spain
Welten   12'
Leurink   16'
Keetels   19'
Paumen   23'49'
Report
Umpires:
Amy Baxter (USA)
Amber Church (NZL)
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
13:30
China   1–1   Germany
Peng   28' Report Hahn   5'
Umpires:
Melissa Trivic (AUS)
Sarah Wilson (GBR)

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
13:30
New Zealand   1–2   Germany
Webster   10' Report Oldhafer   22'
Schröder   44'
Umpires:
Soledad Iparraguiree (ARG)
Miao Lin (CHN)
8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
17:00
Netherlands   4–0   South Korea
Jonker   9'30'42'
Dirkse van den Heuvel   46'
Report
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Sarah Wilson (GBR)
8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
19:30
Spain   0–2   China
Report Zhao   8'
Peng   25'
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Michelle Meister (GER)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
10:00
Spain   1–2   New Zealand
Petchame   60' Report Smith   22'51'
Umpires:
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
Elena Eskina (RUS)
10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
12:30
Germany   2–0   South Korea
Krüger   55'
Hahn   59'
Report
Umpires:
Michelle Joubert (RSA)
Kylie Seymour (AUS)
10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
18:00
China   0–1   Netherlands
Report Van Male   59'
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
17:00
Germany   1–2   Spain
Schütze   21' Report Guinea   9'
Salvatella   11'
Umpires:
Fanneke Alkemade (NED)
Miao Lin (CHN)

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
10:00
South Korea   0–0   China
Report
Umpires:
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
11:00
New Zealand   1–1   Netherlands
Whitelock   59' Report Paumen   28'
Umpires:
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
Michelle Joubert (RSA)

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
12:30
Netherlands   2–0   Germany
De Waard   5'
Van Male   44'
Report
Umpires:
Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
Melissa Trivic (AUS)
13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
17:00
South Korea   2–3   Spain
Cheon   18'
Kim   55'
Report Garcia   39'
Riera   41'
Comerma   48'
Umpires:
Michelle Meister (GER)
Fanneke Alkemade (NED)
13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
20:30
China   0–3   New Zealand
Report Merry   21'
Flynn   41'
McLaren   42'
Umpires:
Amy Baxter (USA)
Kylie Seymour (AUS)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Great Britain 5 5 0 0 12 4 +8 15 Quarter-finals
2   United States 5 4 0 1 14 5 +9 12
3   Australia 5 3 0 2 11 5 +6 9
4   Argentina 5 2 0 3 12 6 +6 6
5   Japan 5 0 1 4 3 16 −13 1
6   India 5 0 1 4 3 19 −16 1
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head result.[11]


6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
17:00
Argentina   1–2   United States
Merino   56' Report K. Reinprecht   35'
Kasold   50'
Umpires:
Michelle Joubert (RSA)
Michelle Meister (GER)
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
20:30
Great Britain   2–1   Australia
Owsley   26'
Danson   43'
Report Morgan   33'
Umpires:
Laurine Delforge (BEL)
Irene Presenqui (ARG)

7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
11:00
Japan   2–2   India
Nishikori   15'
Nakashima   28'
Report Rani   31'
Minz   40'
Umpires:
Kylie Seymour (AUS)
Kelly Hudson (NZL)

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
10:00
Australia   1–2   United States
Slattery   43' Report Vittese   25'
Van Sickle   41'
Umpires:
Elena Eskina (RUS)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
18:00
India   0–3   Great Britain
Report Ansley   25'
White   27'
Danson   33'
Umpires:
Chieko Soma (JPN)
Amy Baxter (USA)
8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
20:30
Argentina   4–0   Japan
Barrionuevo   13'18'
Rebecchi   48'
Granatto   50'
Report
Umpires:
Melissa Trivic (AUS)
Laurine Delforge (BEL)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
11:00
India   1–6   Australia
Thokchom   60' Report Slattery   5'
Morgan   9'
Claxton   35'
Parker   36'
Kenny   43'46'
Umpires:
Soledad Iparraguiree (ARG)
Sarah Wilson (GBR)
10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
13:30
Great Britain   3–2   Argentina
H. Richardson-Walsh   23'25'
Bray   38'
Report F. Habif   41'42'
Umpires:
Michelle Meister (GER)
Miao Lin (CHN)
10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
17:00
United States   6–1   Japan
Gonzalez   1'
O'Donnell   5'52'60'
Reinprecht   29'
Witmer   37'
Report Nakashima   47'
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Fanneke Alkemade (NED)

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
18:00
Australia   1–0   Argentina
Smith   33' Report
Umpires:
Laurine Delforge (BEL)
Amy Baxter (USA)
11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
19:30
United States   3–0   India
O'Donnell   14'42'
Gonzalez   52'
Report
Umpires:
Melissa Trivic (AUS)
Chieko Soma (JPN)
11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
20:30
Japan   0–2   Great Britain
Report Owsley   5'
White   55'
Umpires:
Kylie Seymour (AUS)
Elena Eskina (RUS)

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
10:00
Argentina   5–0   India
Cavallero   16'29'
Granatto   23'
Rebecchi   26'
Albertario   27'
Report
Umpires:
Chieko Soma (JPN)
Sarah Wilson (GBR)
13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
18:00
Great Britain   2–1   United States
Bray   53'
Danson   56'
Report Vittese   39'
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
19:30
Australia   2–0   Japan
Williams   17'
Smith   55'
Report
Umpires:
Elena Eskina (RUS)
Kelly Hudson (NZL)

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
15 August
 
 
  Netherlands3
 
17 August
 
  Argentina2
 
  Netherlands (p.s.o.)1 (4)
 
15 August
 
  Germany1 (3)
 
  United States1
 
19 August
 
  Germany2
 
  Netherlands3 (0)
 
15 August
 
  Great Britain (p.s.o.)3 (2)
 
  New Zealand4
 
17 August
 
  Australia2
 
  New Zealand0
 
15 August
 
  Great Britain3 Bronze medal match
 
  Great Britain3
 
19 August
 
  Spain1
 
  Germany2
 
 
  New Zealand1
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
10:00
New Zealand   4–2   Australia
McLaren   7'
Smith   24'
Flynn   39'
Merry   44'
Report Slattery   33'59'
Umpires:
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
Sarah Wilson (GBR)

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
12:30
United States   1–2   Germany
Falgowski   57' Report Mävers   8'
Hahn   14'
Umpires:
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
Miao Lin (CHN)

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
18:00
Great Britain   3–1   Spain
Twigg   8'
H. Richardson-Walsh   13'
Owsley   27'
Report Oliva   53'
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Melissa Trivic (AUS)

15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
20:30
Netherlands   3–2   Argentina
Welten   5'
Leurink   25'
Jonker   47'
Report F. Habif   41'
Merino   53'
Umpires:
Michelle Joubert (RSA)
Laurine Delforge (BEL)

Semi-finalsEdit

17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
12:00
Netherlands   1–1   Germany
Paumen   16' Report Schütze   11'
Penalties
Bos  
Hoog  
Keetels  
Van Geffen  
Jonker  
Bos  
Hoog  
4–3   Müller-Wieland
  Mävers
  Hahn
  Teschke
  Hauke
  Müller-Wieland
  Mävers
Umpires:
Laurine Delforge (BEL)
Soledad Iparraguiree (ARG)

17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
17:00
New Zealand   0–3   Great Britain
Report Danson   22'52'
H. Richardson-Walsh   48'
Umpires:
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
Michelle Joubert (RSA)

Bronze medal matchEdit

19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
12:00
Germany   2–1   New Zealand
Stapenhorst   34'
Schütze   38'
Report Merry   45+'
Umpires:
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
Sarah Wilson (GBR)

Gold medal matchEdit

19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
17:00
Netherlands   3–3   Great Britain
Van Male   16'
Paumen   25'
Leurink   37'
Report Owsley   10'
Cullen   26'
White   52'
Penalties
Bos  
Hoog  
Leurink  
Van Geffen  
0–2   H. Richardson-Walsh
  Danson
  Bray
  Unsworth
  Webb
Umpires:
Michelle Joubert (RSA)
Laurine Delforge (BEL)

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
    Great Britain 8 7 1 0 21 8 +13 22 Gold Medal
    Netherlands 8 5 3 0 20 7 +13 18 Silver Medal
    Germany 8 4 2 2 11 9 +2 14 Bronze Medal
4   New Zealand 8 4 1 3 16 12 +4 13 Fourth place
5   United States 6 4 0 2 15 7 +8 12 Eliminated in
quarter-finals
6   Australia 6 3 0 3 13 9 +4 9
7   Argentina 6 2 0 4 14 9 +5 6
8   Spain 6 2 0 4 7 15 −8 6
9   China 5 1 2 2 3 5 −2 5 Eliminated in
group stage
10   Japan 5 0 1 4 3 16 −13 1
11   South Korea 5 0 1 4 3 13 −10 1
12   India 5 0 1 4 3 19 −16 1
Source: Rio2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Great Britain win historic Olympic hockey gold in dramatic penalty shoot out against Netherlands". telegraph.co.uk. 19 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Black Sticks women fall to Germany, miss out on bronze medal". stuff.co.nz. 19 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Hockey giants set to renew rivalries as match schedule unveiled for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". rio2016.com. 27 April 2016. Archived from the original on 27 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Rio 2016 Olympic Games hockey schedules confirmed". fih.ch. 27 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Rio 2016 – FIH Hockey Qualification System" (PDF). FIH. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  6. ^ Agreement between SASCOC and SAHA
  7. ^ Rio 2016 Olympics Selection Criteria for SA Hockey Association
  8. ^ "Qualification Criteria" (PDF).
  9. ^ "Spain women and New Zealand men invited to Rio 2016 Olympic Games hockey events". FIH. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  10. ^ Regulations
  11. ^ Regulations

External linksEdit