Great Britain beat New Zealand to reach women’s Olympic hockey final

Great Britain beat New Zealand to reach women’s Olympic hockey final

Great Britain guaranteed another Olympic medal as the women's hockey team reached their first final with a superb win over New Zealand.

Great Britain’s Olympic hockey captain, Barry Middleton, smiles and raises an   eyebrow. He has been asked, for the umpteenth time, about Ashley Jackson:   how good is he?

London 2012 Olympics: Ashley Jackson shrugs off the billboard image to focus on repeating 1988 success

Great Britain’s Olympic hockey captain, Barry Middleton, smiles and raises an eyebrow. He has been asked, for the umpteenth time, about Ashley Jackson: how good is he?

Goalkeeper Maddie Hinch of Great Britain makes a save from Xan de Waard of the Netherlands during the Women's Hockey Gold medal match between The Netherlands and Great Britain on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games held at the Olympic Hockey Centre on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Popperfoto/Getty Images).

Goalkeeper Maddie Hinch of Great Britain makes a save from Xan de Waard of the Netherlands during the Women's Hockey Gold medal match between The Netherlands and Great Britain on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games held at the Olympic Hockey Centre on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Popperfoto/Getty Images).

The Japanese Olympic Hockey Team in the 1936 Olympics > Buzzfeed's 64 Superb Vintage Pictures Of The Winter Olympics

64 Superb Vintage Pictures Of The Winter Olympics

1936 Winter Olympics - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany - The Japanese ice hockey team during a break in their match against Great Britain, which went on to win the gold.

Rio 2016: Great Britain’s women clinch victory over arch rivals Australia to…

Great Britain's women clinch victory over arch rivals Australia to begin Olympic hockey campaign in style

Team GB women win Olympic hockey opener against rivals Australia

George Pinner Olympic Hockey player for Team Great Britain

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George Pinner Olympic Hockey player for Team Great Britain

Great Britain: gold medallists in Rio

Great Britain win historic Olympic hockey gold in dramatic penalty shoot out against Netherlands

Great Britain men's Olympic hockey team 119 days to go until Baku 2015!

Great Britain men's Olympic hockey team 119 days to go until Baku

Ashley Jackson and Marc Salles - London 2012 Olympics:  Ashley Jackson aiming to propel Great Britain into the men's hockey final with a win over Holland

London 2012 Olympics: Ashley Jackson wants to roll back the years and take Great Britain into men's hockey final

The last time Great Britain had a men’s hockey team in the semi-final of an Olympic Games, Ashley Jackson had just celebrated his first birthday.

Great Britain win historic Olympic hockey gold in dramatic penalty shoot out against Netherlands

Rio Olympics 2016 New Zealand women's hockey team lacked finish in semifinal defeat - New Zealand Herald

Hollie Webb of Great Britain celebrates after scoring the winning penalty against the Netherlands during the Women's hockey Gold medal match between The Netherlands and Great Britain on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games held at the Olympic Hockey Centre on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hollie Webb of Great Britain celebrates after scoring the winning penalty against the Netherlands during the Women's hockey Gold medal match between The Netherlands and Great Britain on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games held at the Olympic Hockey Centre on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Savita Savita #11 and Renuka Yadav #24 of India defend against Alex Danson #15 of Great Britain for a shot on goal during a Women's Pool B match on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Savita Savita #11 and Renuka Yadav #24 of India defend against Alex Danson #15 of Great Britain for a shot on goal during a Women's Pool B match on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

DAY 1:  Field Hockey - Great Britain vs Belgium

Hockey - Olympics: Day 1

Arthur van Doren of Belgium defends against Ian Sloan of Great Britain during a Pool A match between Belgium and Great Britain on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Princess Catharina-Amalia is seen after team of the Netherlands lost the Women’s Gold Medal Match against Great Britain on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

royalwatcher: “ Princess Catharina-Amalia is seen after team of the Netherlands lost the Women’s Gold Medal Match against the Netherlands on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Hockey.

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