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Belgium win first gold in men's hockey after shootout win over Australia

Belgium won their first Olympic men's hockey title, beating Australia 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out after the final finished in a 1-1 draw, in Tokyo, on Thursday.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Aug 2021 6:10 AM GMT

TOKYO: Belgium won their first Olympic men's hockey title, beating Australia 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out after the final finished in a 1-1 draw, in Tokyo, on Thursday. The teams were locked in a close fight through much of the match, with Belgium forward Florent van Aubel giving the Red Lions the lead two minutes into the second half. Australia equalized thanks to a goal by Tom Wickham, sending the match to the shoot-out, in which Belgian goalie Vincent Vanasch saved three attempts from the Kookaburras, including a retake from Jake Whetton following a video referral. But Vanasch saved Whetton's second try, winning Belgium the title. Agencies

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