The Great Britain women’s hockey team won bronze in Tokyo on Friday, after defeating India (4-3) in the match for third place, and linked its third consecutive medal in a Games after the gold of Rio 2016 and bronze in London 2012.
The British rallied from a 2-3 deficit to balance the score in the third quarter of the game, which they solved in their favor in the last period with a goal from Grace Balsdon, from a penalty corner, in the 48th minute.
The bronze in Tokyo is the fourth medal for the British in their Olympic career, who claimed their first bronze in Barcelona’92 and who finished third in the group stage in the Japanese capital, defeated Spain in the quarterfinals and lost to Countries Low in semifinals.
The Indian team equals with this fourth place its best ranking in a Games, which was in Moscow 1980, the first edition in which the program included the women’s hockey tournament.
The Netherlands took the podium by defeating Argentina in the final, relegating it to second place. With the victory of Great Britain and the defeat of India, the classification is completed with Australia (5th), Germany (6th), Spain (7th), New Zealand (8th), China (9th), Ireland (10th), Japan ( 11th) and South Africa (12th).