GB denied bronze by world champs Australia

Olympics 2012 James Fair v AUS

Despite a gallant performance, Great Britain went down to a 3-1 defeat by the world champions Australia in this afternoon’s Bronze Medal match at the Riverbank Arena.

Iain Lewers had equalised for Great Britain in the 29th minute, cancelling out Simon Orchard’s 17th minute opening goal for the Australians, but second half strikes from Jamie Dwyer and Kieran Govers were the difference between the two sides in the end as Australia pipped Great Britain to the Bronze Medal.

As a result, Great Britain finished fourth in the London 2012 Olympics hockey competition, which reflects their ranking of 4th in the world, and the side can be proud of their efforts following a first Olympic semi-final appearance since 1988. 

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