Field hockey at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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Women's field hockey at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Womens hockey final teams - 2012 Olympics (1).jpg
Netherlands v. Argentina in the final.
Tournament details
Host countryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Dates29 July – 10 August
Teams12
Final positions
ChampionsNetherlands Netherlands (4th title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Great Britain
Fourth place New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played38
Goals scored118 (3.11 per match)
Top scorer(s)United Kingdom Crista Cullen
United Kingdom Alex Danson
(5 goals each)
2010
2018

The women's field hockey tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics was the 9th version of the field hockey tournament at the Summer Olympics. It began on 29 July, and ended on 10 August[1]. The Netherlands won the tournament over Argentina[2].

Teams[change | change source]

Teams Qualified from the
 Great Britain Host
 China 2010 Asian Games
 South Korea
Netherlands Netherlands 2011 Women's EuroHockey Nations Championship
 Germany
 New Zealand 2011 Oceania Cup
 Australia
 United States 2011 Pan American Games
 South Africa Olympic Qualification Tournament 1,2 and 3
 Belgium
 Japan
 Argentina Invited[3]

First round[change | change source]

Pool A[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Netherlands Netherlands 5 5 0 0 12 5 +7 15
 Great Britain 5 3 0 2 14 7 +7 9
 China 5 2 1 2 6 3 +3 7
 South Korea 5 2 0 3 9 13 –4 6
 Japan 5 1 1 3 4 9 –5 4
 Belgium 5 0 2 3 2 10 –8 2

Pool B[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 5 3 1 1 12 4 +8 10
 New Zealand 5 3 1 1 9 5 +4 10
 Australia 5 3 1 1 5 2 +3 10
 Germany 5 2 1 2 6 7 –1 7
 South Africa 5 1 0 4 9 14 –5 3
 United States 5 1 0 4 4 13 –9 3

Medal round[change | change source]

  Semi-finals Final
8 August
  Netherlands (pen)  2 (3)  
  New Zealand  2 (1)  
 
10 August
      Netherlands  2
    Argentina  0
Third place
8 August 10 August
  Argentina  2   New Zealand  1
  Great Britain  1     Great Britain  3

Statistics[change | change source]

Team rankings[change | change source]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Netherlands Netherlands 7 6 1 0 16 7 +9 19
2  Argentina 7 4 1 2 14 7 +7 13
3  Great Britain 7 4 0 3 18 10 +8 12
4  New Zealand 7 3 2 2 12 10 +2 11
Eliminated in the First round
5  Australia 5 3 1 1 5 2 +3 10
6  China 5 2 1 2 6 3 +3 7
7  Germany 5 2 1 2 6 7 –1 7
8  South Korea 5 2 0 3 9 13 –4 6
9  Japan 5 1 1 3 4 9 –5 4
10  South Africa 5 1 0 4 9 14 –5 3
11  United States 5 1 0 4 4 13 –9 3
12  Belgium 5 0 2 3 2 10 –8 2

Other websites[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Olympic Documents - Annual Reports, Code of Ethics & more". International Olympic Committee. 4 July 2018.
  2. "London 2012 hockey women - Olympic Hockey". International Olympic Committee. 3 June 2017.
  3. South Africa originally won the 2011 African Olympic Qualifier, but they then withdrew and won the Olympic Qualification Tournament 1 instead. Because they needed 12 teams in the tournament, they invited the best team that didn't qualify, Argentina.