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Hockey girls win Olympic bronze!

Posted on 11 August 2012  - 01:04

Spurs fans Helen Richardson and Chloe Rogers claimed Olympic bronze with the Team GB women's hockey team on Friday.

Hockey girls win Olympic bronze!

Chloe played 38 minutes and Helen 49 as Team GB beat New Zealand 3-1 in the bronze medal match at the Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park.

Team GB qualified for the semi-finals by finishing second in Group A but then agonisingly lost the play-off match for a place in the gold medal final to Argentina.

But the ladies recovered to beat New Zealand 3-1 on Friday with goals from Alex Danson, Crista Cullen and Sarah Thomas.

Both Helen and Chloe were featured in our official matchday programme last season as we highlighted Spurs Olympians.

They later visited White Hart Lane with their Team GB team-mates and were interviewed on Spurs TV Online - both talking about their love of Spurs and just how much the Olympics would mean.

Now their dreams have become reality with Olympic bronze!

Helen celeberates bronze with Kate Walsh

Helen told us: "The stand out early memory for me as a Spurs supporter is the 1991 FA Cup Final against Nottingham Forest. It was a great match with so much drama and it was made even better by the fact that I was living in Nottingham at the time. It’s always great to have bragging rights when you’re in the minority in a certain area."

Meanwhile, Harlow-born Chloe said: "There are a lot of people in Harlow who support Tottenham, to the point where they practically feel like the home town club.

“It was my uncle, who is a big Tottenham fan, who took me to see my first ever football match aged about six or seven which was against Everton. The occasion was notable as it was Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne’s farewell to White Hart Lane and the game itself finished 3-3. I was a Spurs fan from that day on really.”

Congratulations to both Chloe and Helen and all of Team GB - including goalkeeper Beth Storry, who came to train with Brad Friedel, Carlo Cudicini, Heurelho Gomes and Tony Parks in April - for their medal success!