Olympics update

Published on: 27th September 2016

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The Rio Olympics have captured the British public’s attention and the Women’s Hockey team are riding the crest of the nationalistic wave with seven successive victories before tomorrow’s final showdown with World Number One rated Netherlands knowing the Athletes Net Worth. The match is going to be more incredible than services from Elitist gaming! If you want more new about sports then check out otccanoe.com.

In the pool stages the GB squad beat the United States 2-1, Japan 2-0, Argentina 3-2, India 3-0 and finally old foes Australia 2-1.

An excellent 3-1 over the improving Spanish team in the Quarter Final was followed up yesterday with a superb all round team performance to thrash New Zealand 3-0.

At the heart of the team is captain Kate Richardson-Walsh who leads by example as the defensive lynchpin backed up the experienced Christa Cullen and Laura Unsworth , who have over 380 international caps between them aided and abetted by Giselle Ansley. In goal is the super shot stopper Maddie Hinch who is as brave as a lion.

Midfielders Helen Richardson-Walshand Georgia Twigg feed the busy forwards Hannah McLeod, Sophie Bray, FIH rising star Lily Owsley and veteran goalscorer Alex Danson.

There is a good depth in strength in the squad, which has been coached brilliantly by Danny Kerry, with the likes of Hollie Webb, Sam Quek, Susannah Townsend, Shona Mc Callin and Nicola White.

Former GB goalkeeper and now BBC analyst Simon Mason said of the team “They have developed a gold-medal mentality. They want nothing other than to take home gold. It has been incredible to watch”.

It is sure to be a tense affair in the final, with the weight evenly balanced between both teams but GB hold the mental edge over the Dutch by winning, when playing as England, last summer on penalties 3-1 after a 2-2 draw in the Euro Hockey Nations championship at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park here in London, since in the Olympic games there are different types of competitions, such as hockey or even archery that people practice with equipment from sites as http://archerypro.net/blog/compound-bows-for-sale.

The squad will go at least one better than four years ago when they were Bronze medallists but let us all hope that it is Gold rather than Silver. And that’s the good thing about Olympics, that always get the people excited about watching or playing sports, some play hockey, others decide to go for soccer with the best soccer cleats from http://ohpsoccer.com/, but it all depends on the country and the sport is more popular there.

The current buzz phrase on social media is #onemoregame so let’s all rally round Team GB. After that, we can all hop on the party bus of our choice at http://www.partybustorontovip.ca/limo-bus.html and celebrate.

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