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WATCH: Top field hockey moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Great Britain women's field hockey gold medal
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WATCH: Top field hockey moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

All of the top field hockey moments laid out from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Both men’s and women’s field hockey had first timers on the podium in Rio receiving Olympic gold. For the men, Argentina earned gold, stunning Germany and defeating Belgium on its way there.

The women’s tournament had a shocking and dramatic end when Great Britain took down the reigning Olympic gold medalist the Netherlands in a shootout win and stayed undefeated on its quest for gold.

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Team USA had a much improved campaign than they did in London, and were perhaps one of the biggest success stories in the field hockey tournament. They went 4-1 in pool play, winning the first four consecutive games, and advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Although ousted by bronze medalist Germany, Team USA’s finish in Rio was drastically better than London where they finished last in pool play. 

As we take a look back on the field hockey tournament, from crazy penalty corner goals to exciting wins and historic upsets, here are the top moments from the 2016 Rio Games.

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