SA women reach Olympic qualifying final

2012-02-22 14:30

South Africa are one step away from booking their place at the London Olympic Games after securing a 5-2 thumping of India in the women’s hockey qualifying tournament in New Delhi, India.

The South Africans led 2-1 at the break and stormed clear in the second half to book their place in the final today.

Having bagged 10 points from four matches, the SA women topped the log with one round of matches remaining ahead of Saturday’s play-off for an Olympic berth.

India and Italy, who square off tomorrow, will battle it out for the other place in the one-off final.

South Africa face Canada, second last in the standings with one win from four matches, in a dead rubber in their final round-robin clash.

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