SEOUL: The Hockey gold medal was awarded to Great Britain for a great performance against the as yet unbeaten West Germans in the final of the Men’s Olympic Hockey. For Britain Imran Sherwani scored twice in the 19th and 52nd minute, the other goal was by Sean Kerlyin the second half. For the Germans Hemir Dopp, scored just before the final whistle, Britain led 10 at half time.
European Hockey Champions the Netherlands defeated World Champions and top seeds Australia 21 in their Olympic bronze medal match on Saturday.
It was the first Dutch Olympic Men Hockey medal since 1952 and matched the third place finish of their Women’s team.
Australia were more aggressive but failed to capitalize on their chances, missing a medal for the second successive games after being the favorites,
The Dutch defended soundly with Floris Jan Bovelander and goalkeeper Frank Leistra outstanding.
Both Dutch goals, in the 23rd and 56th minutes, were scored by their penalty comer striker, Bovelander.
Australian substitute Ken Wark set up Graham Reid for a well taken consolation goal in the 61st minute.
Pakistan winners in 1984, beat arch rivals, India gold medalists eight times, 21 on Friday to clinch fifth place in the Olympic Men’s Hockey tournament.
Pakistan’s young side took the lead with a neat reverse scoop by Centre forward Mussaidiq Hussain after 22 minutes and added to their lead with a penalty stroke conversion by Qazi Mohib in the 50th minute,
Pakistan, despite the absence of their full back and captain Nasir Ali who has a stomach bug, were rewarded for some stubborn defending which kept India at Bay until two minutes from time when Mohinderpal Singh converted a penalty comer.
The result gave Pakistan their fifth win of the tournament and India’s third defeat. The play off for fifth and sixth places was their first ever match in the final stage of an Olympics without a medal at stake.
Pakistan’s victory was their third in the two countries’ nine official meetings this year. India has also won three matches,
The two sides are likely to meet next at the eight nations Indira Gandhi tournament at Lucknow, India, in January,
The Soviet Union overcame Argentina 41 to qualify for the 7th place,
Article extracted from this publication >> October 7, 1988