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The women's field hockey tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics was the 8th edition of the field hockey event for women at the Summer Olympic Games. It was held over a thirteen-day period beginning on 10 August, and culminating with the medal finals on 22 August. All games were played at the hockey fieldconstructed on the Olympic Green in BeijingChina.

The Netherlands won the gold medal for the second time after defeating China 2–0 in the final. Argentina won the bronze medal by defeating Germany 3–1.

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 [hide*1 Competition format

Competition format[edit]Edit

The twelve teams in the tournament were divided into two pools of six, with each team initially playing round-robin games within their pool. Following the completion of the round-robin, the top two teams from each pool advance to the semifinals. All other teams play classification matches to determine the final tournament rankings. The two semi-final winners meet for the gold medal match, while the semi-final losers play in the bronze medal match.

Qualification[edit]Edit

Each of the continental champions from five federations and host received an automatic berth. The European federation received two extra quotas, while the Asian and Oceanian federations both received one extra quota, based upon the FIH World Rankings at the completion of the 2006 World Cup. In addition to the three teams qualifying through the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, the following twelve teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings, competed in this tournament.[1][2]

Dates Event Location Qualifier(s)
Host nation China (5)
2–14 December 2006 2006 Asian Games [1]

DohaQatar

Japan1 (6)
14–22 July 2007 2007 African Olympic Qualifier [2]

NairobiKenya

South Africa (12)
14–29 July 2007 2007 Pan American Games [3]

Rio de JaneiroBrazil

Argentina (2)
18–25 August 2007 2007 EuroHockey Nations Championship [4]

ManchesterEngland

Germany (3)

Netherlands(1)  Great Britain(10)

10–17 September 2007 2007 Oceania Cup [5]

BuderimAustralia

New Zealand (7)

Australia (4)

12–20 April 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 1 [6]

BakuAzerbaijan

Spain (8)
19–27 April 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2 [7]

KazanRussia

United States (11)
26 April – 4 May 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 3 [8]

VictoriaCanada

South Korea (9)
^1 – China qualified both as host and continental champion, therefore that quota was given to the Asian federation allowing Japan to qualify directly to the 2008 Summer Olympics as the second placed team at the2006 Asian Games .

Umpires[edit]Edit

Fifteen umpires for the women's event were appointed by the FIH.[3] During each match, a video umpire was used to assist the on-field umpires in determining if a goal had been legally scored.[4]

  •  Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)
  •  Stella Bartlema (NED)
  •  Ute Conen (GER)
  •  Marelize de Klerk (RSA)
  •  Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
  •  Sarah Garnett (NZL)
  •  Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG)
  •  Lee Keum-Ju (KOR)
  •  Anne McRae (GBR)
  •  Carol Metchette (IRL)
  •  Miao Lin (CHN)
  •  Lisa Roach (AUS)
  •  Chieko Soma (JPN)
  •  Gina Spitaleri (ITA)
  •  Minka Woolley (AUS)

Squads[edit]Edit

Main article: Field hockey at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's team squads==Results[edit]==

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+08:00)

First round[edit]Edit

Pool A[edit]Edit

Team*v*t Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Netherlands 5 5 0 0 14 3 +11 15
China 5 3 1 1 14 4 +10 10
Australia 5 3 1 1 17 9 +8 10
Spain 5 2 0 3 4 12 −8 6
South Korea 5 1 0 4 13 18 −5 3
South Africa 5 0 0 5 2 18 −16 0

     Advanced to semifinals

10 August 200810:30

v

China 3 – 0  Spain
Fu Baorong

17' Li Hongxia31' Gao Lihua37'

Report
Umpires:

Ute Conen (GER) Marelize de Clerk (RSA)


10 August 200818:00

v

Australia 5 – 4  South Korea
Liddelow

25'50' Hudson47' Young56' Eastham65'

Report Kim Mi-Seon

18' Kim Darae27' Gim Sung-Hee32' Park Mi-Hyun34'

Umpires:

Soledad Iparruguirre (ARG) Stella Bartlema (NED)


10 August 200820:30

v

Netherlands 6 – 0  South Africa
Mulder

5' Agliotti27' Paumen46'58' Booij56' Dijkstra66'

Report
Umpires:

Lisa Roach (AUS) Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)


12 August 200810:30

v

Australia 6 – 1  Spain
Lambert

27'60' Hudson47' Eastham54' Halliday66' Rivers70'

Report Muñoz

6'

Umpires:

Chieko Soma (JPN) Miao Lin (CHN)


12 August 200818:30

v

China 3 – 0  South Africa
Tang Chunling

6' Fu Baorong33' Zhao Yudiao40'

Report
Umpires:

Gina Spitaleri (ITA) Minka Woolley (AUS)


12 August 200820:30

v

Netherlands 3 – 2  South Korea
Paumen

3'55' Schopman7'

Report Lee Seon-Ok

4'39'

Umpires:

Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS) Ute Conen (GER)


14 August 200808:30

v

China 0 – 1  Netherlands
Report Paumen

21'

Umpires:

Chieko Soma (JPN) Soledad Iparruguirre (ARG)


14 August 200818:00

v

Spain 2 – 1  South Korea
Camón

8' Sanchez22'

Report Kim Jong-eun

37'

Umpires:

Anne McRae (GBR) Sarah Garnett (NZL)


14 August 200820:30

v

South Africa 0 – 3  Australia
Report Hudson

10' Lambert44' Eastham62'

Umpires:

Carol Metchette (IRL) Ute Conen (GER)


16 August 200810:30

v

Australia 1 – 2  Netherlands
Young

17'

Report Paumen

20'46'

Umpires:

Sarah Garnett (NZL) Marelize de Klerk (RSA)


16 August 200818:30

v

South Korea 1 – 6  China
Lee Seon-Ok

53'

Report Tang Chunling

30'33'41' Fu Baorong39'40'64'

Umpires:

Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS) Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)


16 August 200821:00

v

Spain 1 – 0  South Africa
Romagosa

31'

Report
Umpires:

Lee Keum-Ju (KOR) Gina Spitaleri (ITA)


18 August 200810:30

v

South Korea 5 – 2  South Africa
Gim Sung-Hee

6' Lee Seon-Ok23'29' Park Mi-Hyun32' Kim Eun-Sil58'

Report Hector

51' Vida Ryan66'

Umpires:

Stella Bartlema (NED) Carol Metchette (IRL)


18 August 200818:30

v

Netherlands 2 – 0  Spain
Paumen

22' Hoog69'

Report
Umpires:

Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG) Minka Woolley (AUS)


18 August 200821:00

v

China 2 – 2  Australia
Li Hongxia

30'38'

Report Eastham

51' Young62'

Umpires:

Chieko Soma (JPN) Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)

Pool B[edit]Edit

Team*v*t Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany 5 4 0 1 12 8 +4 12
Argentina 5 3 2 0 13 7 +6 11
Great Britain 5 2 2 1 7 9 −2 8
United States 5 1 3 1 9 8 +1 6
Japan 5 1 1 3 5 7 −2 4
New Zealand 5 0 0 5 6 13 −7 0

     Advanced to semifinals

10 August 200808:30

v

Japan 2 – 1  New Zealand
Morimoto

12' Tsukui17'

Report Claxton

25'

Umpires:

Lee Keum-Ju (KOR) Minka Woolley (AUS)


10 August 200818:30

v

Argentina 2 – 2  United States
Rebecchi

5'11'

Report Smith

18' Loy64'

Umpires:

Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS) Carol Metchette (IRL)


10 August 200821:00

v

Germany 5 – 1  Great Britain
Rinne

26'52' Hoffmann31'49' Rodewald60'

Report Cullen

29'

Umpires:

Sarah Garnett (NZL) Miao Lin (CHN)


12 August 200808:30

v

Argentina 2 – 2  Great Britain
García

10' Gulla27'

Report Thomas

49' Clewlow51'

Umpires:

Marelize de Klerk (RSA) Stella Bartlema (NED)


12 August 200818:00

v

United States 1 – 1  Japan
Barber

58'

Report Chiba

12'

Umpires:

Sarah Garnett (NZL) Lisa Roach (AUS)


12 August 200821:00

v

Germany 2 – 1  New Zealand
Scholz

59' Kühn69'

Report Forgesson

31'

Umpires:

Anne McRae (GBR) Soledad Iparruguirre (ARG)


14 August 200810:30

v

United States 2 – 4  Germany
Snow

27' Loy60'

Report Keller

34' Rinne49' Rodewald55' Kühn64'

Umpires:

Lee Keum-Ju (KOR) Marelize de Klerk (RSA)


14 August 200818:30

v

Japan 1 – 2  Argentina
Miura

64'

Report Gulla

38' Burkart51'

Umpires:

Miao Lin (CHN) Gina Spitaleri (ITA)


14 August 200821:00

v

New Zealand 1 – 2  Great Britain
Flynn

28'

Report Danson

31' Cullen50'

Umpires:

Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS) Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)


16 August 200808:30

v

New Zealand 1 – 4  United States
Galletly

37'

Report Smith

1'42' Loy12' Bashore47'

Umpires:

Stella Bartlema (NED) Anne McRae (GBR)


16 August 200818:00

v

Germany 0 – 4  Argentina
Report Burkart

38' Gulla49'66' Aymar68'

Umpires:

Lisa Roach (AUS) Chieko Soma (JPN)


16 August 200820:30

v

Great Britain 2 – 1  Japan
Panter

32' Cullen70'

Report Miura

58'

Umpires:

Minka Woolley (AUS) Carol Metchette (IRL)


18 August 200808:30

v

Germany 1 – 0  Japan
Beermann

40'

Report
Umpires:

Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS) Miao Lin (CHN)


18 August 200818:00

v

Great Britain 0 – 0  United States
Report
Umpires:

Ute Conen (GER) Lisa Roach (AUS)


18 August 200820:30

v

Argentina 3 – 2  New Zealand
Rebecchi

15' García43' Hernández46'

Report Roberts

33' Igasan61'

Umpires:

Gina Spitaleri (ITA) Marelize de Klerk (RSA)

Fifth to twelfth place classification[edit]Edit

Eleventh and twelfth place[edit]Edit

22 August 200808:30

v

South Africa 4 – 1  New Zealand
Marescia

14' Wilson34' Vida Ryan51' Brown59'

Report Flynn

17'

Umpires:

Lee Keum-Ju (KOR) Carol Metchette (IRL)

Ninth and tenth place[edit]Edit

20 August 200808:30

v

South Korea 2 – 1  Japan
Park Jeong-Sook

12'49'

Report Komazawa

43'

Umpires:

Gina Spitaleri (ITA) Lisa Roach (AUS)

Seventh and eighth place[edit]Edit

20 August 200811:00

v

Spain 3 – 2 (a.e.t.)  United States
Termens

8' Huertas68' Ybarra84'

Report Sensenig

30' Loy59'

Umpires:

Minka Woolley (AUS) Ute Conen (GER)

Fifth and sixth place[edit]Edit

22 August 200811:00

v

Australia 2 – 0  Great Britain
Blyth

29' Munro68'

Report
Umpires:

Sarah Garnett (NZL) Miao Lin (CHN)

Medal round[edit]Edit

Semifinals Gold medal match
20 August 2008
Germany  2
 China 3
22 August 2008
China  0
 Netherlands 2
Bronze medal match
20 August 2008 22 August 2008
 Netherlands 5 Germany  1
Argentina  2  Argentina 3

Semifinals[edit]Edit

20 August 200818:00

v

Germany 2 – 3  China
Keller

4' Beermann36'

Report Gao Lihua

31' Ma Yibo39' Zhao Yudiao58'

Umpires:

Carolina de la Fuente (ARG) Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS)


20 August 200820:30

v

Netherlands 5 – 2  Argentina
Paumen

9'25'47' Agliotti31' Hoog68'

Report Russo

59' Gulla69'

Umpires:

Marelize de Klerk (RSA) Sarah Garnett (NZL)

Bronze medal match[edit]Edit

22 August 200818:00

v

Germany 1 – 3  Argentina
Kühn

45'

Report Luchetti

11' Rebecchi22' Barrionuevo63'

Umpires:

Julie Ashton-Lucy (AUS) Marelize de Klerk (RSA)

Gold medal match[edit]Edit

22 August 200820:30

v

 China 0 – 2  Netherlands
Report Van As

51' Goderie62'

Umpires:

Soledad Iparraguirre (ARG) Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)

Statistics[edit]Edit

Final ranking[edit]Edit

  1.  Netherlands
  2.  China
  3.  Argentina
  4.  Germany
  5.  Australia
  6.  Great Britain
  1.  Spain
  2.  United States
  3.  South Korea
  4.  Japan
  5.  South Africa
  6.  New Zealand

Goalscorers[edit]Edit

11 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals

2 goals
1 goal
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