Published August 10, 2012
Britain's women won their first Olympic field hockey medal in 20 years when they beat New Zealand 3-1 for bronze Friday at Riverbank Arena.
Prince William's wife, the former Kate Middleton, was on hand to applaud the goals, all of them from second-half penalty corners.
Alex Danson and Sarah Thomas deflected in shots by captain Kate Walsh, and Crista Cullen scored another.
The bronze matched Britain's only previous medal, earned at the 1992 Barcelona Games.
New Zealand, which got a goal from Stacey Michelsen with two minutes to go, was playing in the Olympic semifinals for the first time.