GB win Olympic Bronze with emphatic performance

Olympics 2012 GB women celebrating BRONZE MEDAL!!

It turned out to be a glorious afternoon at the Riverbank Arena as the Great Britain women gave an emphatic display against New Zealand to win 3-1 and secure their first Olympic Bronze Medal since 1992.

Watched by the Duchess of Cambridge, Dame Kelly Holmes and Kath Grainger the GB women never looked like going away with anything less than the Bronze Medal as they put on their best performance of the tournament to take the victory.

The first half saw plenty of action with Great Britain winning penalty corners and creating half chances, but the score-line remained goalless as the sides went in for the break. The second half told a different story as Great Britain dominated play with goals from Alex Danson, Crista Cullen and Sarah Thomas. New Zealand did pull a goal back through Stacey Michelsen but it wasn't enough and the celebrations could start for the home-side.

The momentous afternoon had an added bonus for Reading's Laura Bartlett as she collected her 50th cap for Great Britain.

Speaking after the game, Great Britain Captain Kate Walsh gave an emotional interview with the BBC expressing how proud she was of the squad and all they've achieved in the last four years.

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Your final GB hockey fix of this Olympic Games starts at 15:30 tomorrow afternoon when Great Britain's men take on Australia in their bid to win a Bronze medal.