Great Britain's women have won a first Olympic hockey gold medal by beating defending champions the Netherlands in a dramatic penalty shootout.  The final finished 3-3 in normal time, with Britain's keeper Maddie Hinch making a string of remarkable saves.  And the Dutch, the current world champions, could not beat Hinch in the shootout, which Britain won 2-0.

Great Britain's women have won a first Olympic hockey gold medal by beating defending champions the Netherlands in a dramatic penalty shootout. The final finished 3-3 in normal time, with Britain's keeper Maddie Hinch making a string of remarkable saves. And the Dutch, the current world champions, could not beat Hinch in the shootout, which Britain won 2-0.

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Maddie Hinch- Great Britain and England Goalkeeper- Ritual Hockey  Photo: Lawrence King

Maddie Hinch- Great Britain and England Goalkeeper- Ritual Hockey Photo: Lawrence King

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Maddie Hinch- Great Britain and England Goalkeeper- Ritual Hockey
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Maddie Hinch

Maddie Hinch

Maddie Hinch- Great Britain and England Goalkeeper- Ritual Hockey

Maddie Hinch- Great Britain and England Goalkeeper- Ritual Hockey

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Maddie Hinch’s shoot-out saves and Hollie Webb’s decisive strike saw Team GB…

Maddie Hinch’s shoot-out saves and Hollie Webb’s decisive strike saw Team GB…

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Maddie Hinch- Great Britain and England Goalkeeper- Ritual Hockey Photo: Perspective Pictures

Maddie Hinch- Great Britain and England Goalkeeper- Ritual Hockey Photo: Perspective Pictures

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Maddie Hinch- Great Britain and England International Goalkeeper- Ritual Hockey  Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek

Maddie Hinch- Great Britain and England International Goalkeeper- Ritual Hockey Photo: Frank Uijlenbroek

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Great Britain’s women hockey team have won their first Olympic gold after beating the Netherlands in a penalty shootout.  The final finished 3-3 in normal time after the British keeper, Maddie Hinch, 27, nicknamed “Mad Dog”, pulled off a series of remarkable saves.  The Dutch could not get past her in the shootout either, which finished 2-0

Great Britain’s women hockey team have won their first Olympic gold after beating the Netherlands in a penalty shootout. The final finished 3-3 in normal time after the British keeper, Maddie Hinch, 27, nicknamed “Mad Dog”, pulled off a series of remarkable saves. The Dutch could not get past her in the shootout either, which finished 2-0

Maddie Hinch- Great Britain and England International Hockey Player- Ritual Hockey  Photo: FIH

Maddie Hinch- Great Britain and England International Hockey Player- Ritual Hockey Photo: FIH

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