Olympics Hockey: We’ve got the Great Britain ‘bulldog’ spirit now, says Lily Owsley

An adrenaline-fuelled soundbite from Lily Owsley is contagious at the best times following a win of Olympic-sized proportions. Take the victory over Spain in the quarter-finals, one where Maddie Hinch was unleashed in the shoot-out – a penny for Dutch thoughts after that one – and put Great Britain women into a semi-final showdown with […] The post Olympics Hockey: We’ve got the Great Britain ‘bulldog’ spirit now, says Lily Owsley appeared first on The Hockey Paper. Source link

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Tokyo Olympics: Semifinal Clash Against Argentina “The Toughest Test”, Says Indian Women’s Hockey Captain Rani Rampal

The Indian women’s hockey team put up a fantastic display of skill and tenacity during their 1-0 victory over Australia in the quarterfinal match of the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. High on confidence and self-belief after the momentous victory, the Indian women’s hockey team has now firmly set its sights on the all-important semifinal encounter against Argentina on Wednesday. Much like the Indian team, Argentina has also gone from strength to strength in the competition, securing the semifinal berth after a convincing 3-0 victory against Germany in the…

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Tokyo Olympics: Shah Rukh Khan Reacts To Women Hockey Coach’s “Coming Again Later” Tweet

Tokyo Olympics: Sjoerd Marijne with the Indian women’s hockey team after their win vs Australia.© Twitter The Indian women’s hockey team stunned Australia 1-0 in the Tokyo Games quarterfinals on Monday to reach the semifinals of the Olympics for the first time. Coach Sjoerd Marijne played a huge role in the team’s performances at the Games this year. He took to Twitter to share a picture from the team bus after their historic win, with the message “Sorry family, I coming again later”. Marijne soon got a reaction from…

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Olympics Hockey: How Spain’s canny penalty corner routine rocked Great Britain

Was it a case of being cooped up in hotel quarantine or were the Red Sticks waiting for the knock-out stages to unleash a brilliant PCA routine which caught Great Britain women off guard in the Tokyo Olympic quarter-final? With their only penalty corner of the game, an injection was thrust out to Maria Lopez. Only that she received the ball close to a stick’s length outside the top of the D. Immediately space opened as the GB runners chased down the trap. Garcia’s slap found Belen Iglesias, who crouched…

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Tokyo Olympics: Keep Emotions In Check, Avoid Cards, Graham Reid Tells Indian Men’s Hockey Team Ahead Of Semifinal

India men’s hockey team chief coach Graham Reid has told his players to keep their emotions in check and avoid cards against a strong opponent like Belgium in the Tokyo Olympics semifinals on Tuesday. India have made the semifinals of the Olympics after four decades with their last medal coming in the 1980 Summer Games. While Reid expressed that he was happy with the 3-1 victory against Great Britain in the quarterfinal on Sunday, he highlighted that getting two green cards and one yellow card in the game is something…

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The Qualities Of Successful Hockey Players

Every successful hockey player has similar personality traits.  They come across different at times, but they always have these same or similar traits.  I ask all players and parents who read this, how many do you as a player have?  How many of these traits do you the parent see in your player?  The more you see, the more likely you will be a successful player, and that success will only be limited by your natural ability. Successful players listen 10 times more than they speak. Bragging is the mask of the insecure player. Truly…

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I want to carry on but depends on GB Hockey, says Danny Kerry

Danny Kerry wants to carry on as Great Britain and England Hockey coach but fears he may not be given the chance after a crushing Olympic men’s quarter-final exit, writes Tom Harle in Tokyo. Kerry watched a team he has spent nearly three years in charge of muster all their remaining energy before sliding out of the Games with a 3-1 defeat to India. The 50-year-old has a hard exterior but was an emotional wreck in a post-game interview, talking of the mental toll taken by a tournament like no…

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Tokyo Olympics: India In Men’s Hockey Semis, Back In Medal Race After Four Decades

A determined Indian men’s hockey team advanced to the Olympic semifinals for the first time in four decades, beating Great Britain 3-1 in the quarterfinals on Sunday, a triumph which leaves the side within touching distance of a medal that has proved elusive for over four decades. The eight-time former Olympic champions scored three field goals through Dilpreet Singh (7th minute), Gurjant Singh (16th) and Hardik Singh (57th) to seal the win. Great Britain’s lone goal was scored by Sam Ward from a penalty corner in the 45th minute. India will…

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Tokyo Olympics: Indian Women’s Hockey Team Braces Up For Tough Australia Challenge In Pursuit Of Olympic History

The Indian women’s hockey team’s grit will be put through a severe test when it takes on Australia in the Olympic quarterfinals on Monday, hoping to add another unexpected win to a dream run that has seen the side reach the last-eight stage for the first time. India finished their Pool A proceedings in the fourth place with six points, riding on back-to-back wins over Ireland and South Africa. The top four teams from each pool made it to the knockout stage. The Indian women hockey team’s best finish at the…

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India vs Great Britain hockey quarterfinal: Indian on threshold of change

At the mid way stage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, when elite sportspersons have set new marks and seeped their way into world sporting history with sparkling gold medals, the India versus Great Britain men’s hockey quarterfinals match slated for August 1 might appear to be an ordinary encounter. Harpreet Kaur Lamba But make no mistake. August 1 could well turn out to be Indian hockey’s defining moment in the new century. For a nation deprived and parched of a top finish at the Olympics since the last of…

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