OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Germany plan Bolt-style celebration after winning gold
GERMANY successfully defended their Olympic title in the men's hockey as they overcame the Netherlands with a star performance from Jan Philipp Rabente.|
Rabente struck two minutes before half time and five minute before the final whistle to secure a 2-1 victory and a second successive gold medal for Germany's men.
Prior to the final, Rabente had scored just six times in 77 international appearances but a fine solo effort and a back post deflection either side of Mink van der Weerden's penalty corner equaliser made him the hero of the hour.
STAR: Jan Phillp Rabente was the star man as Germany retained their Olympic title at the Riverbank Arena
A second successive gold medal for Germany was the perfect end to their London 2012 campaign and Benjamin Wess was certain the team would celebrate accordingly.
He said: "This is the perfect end to a great competition. I don't care about the goal we conceded, this was a battle between two really good teams and I am going to celebrate.
"We will have more than a few beers tonight. In Beijing we trashed Germany House - watch, we will do the same tonight."
Great Britain had earlier lost to Australia in the bronze medal match.
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