One year ago today, the women's hockey team recovered from the heartbreak of missing out on a place in the gold medal match to win an historic bronze medal.
Led by Head Coach Danny Kerry, the GB women’s hockey team rose to the momentous occasion of their home Games, winning bronze by beating New Zealand 3-1; only their second Olympic podium place in history, and their first in 20 years.
The team recovered from a turbulent route to the final stages of the tournament, which included serious injury to their inspirational captain Kate Walsh and a devastating defeat to Argentina in the semi-final.
Did you know? Danny Kerry was one of the first beneficiaries of UK Sport’s coach development programmes and has, since London 2012, become the Performance Director of GB Hockey. UK Sport is investing £2million per year in developing Britain’s best coaches, as the backbone of our high performance system.
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