Barcelona 1992

GB's women win their first ever Olympic medal

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In just their second ever Olympic appearance, GB's women secured their first medal by winning bronze with a thrilling extra-time victory over Korea.

Four years on from falling agonisingly short of picking up silverware on their Olympic debut, GB's women were determined to go at least one better than their fourth-placed finish from that tournament. Although their campaign didn't get off to the best of starts - losing 2-1 to The Netherlands - they were quickly into their stride, producing 3-1 and 3-2 wins over Korea and New Zealand respectively to reach the knockout stages.

There was to be heartbreak in the semi-finals once again as they were beaten 2-1 by Germany. But they were determined to emerge with something on this occasion and did exactly that by beating the Koreans once again in the bronze medal match. After falling behind twice in the first half, GB led 3-2 heading into the final stages only for the Koreans to hit back and send the game into extra time. Up stepped Jane Sixsmith to bag her second goal of the game - and her fifth of the tournament - to secure their place on the podium and a medal at a third consecutive Olympic Games for Great Britain.

Wendy Justice And Ali Ramsay Reflect On Barcelona '92 Bronze
Credit: Sutton Coldfield HC

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