SPORTS Belgium wins shootout, takes hockey gold

SPORTS

Belgium wins shootout, takes hockey gold

AP

22:53, August 05, 2021

Belgium goalkeeper Vincent Vanasch (21) celebrates with his goal medal after Belgium defeated Australia in the men's gold medal field hockey match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo: AP)

Belgium defeated Australia in a shootout to win gold in men’s field hockey.

The score was tied 1-all at the end of regulation before Belgium won the shootout 3-2. Alexander Hendrickx scored the penalty stroke that put Belgium ahead in the shootout and Vincent Vanasch got the clinching save.

Belgium was the 2016 Olympic runner-up.

India won bronze earlier in the day with a 5-4 victory over Germany. It was India’s first field hockey medal since 1980.


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