More gold medals for TeamNL, this time in hockey and cycling
The Dutch women’s hockey team have reclaimed the Olympic title with a simple 3-1 win over Argentina in Friday’s final.
The Netherlands had previously held the title three times times – in 1984, 2008 and 2012 and lost it to Britain in the final in Rio in 2016.
The hockey gold takes the total Dutch gold medals of the Tokyo games so far to nine.
Earlier in the day the Dutch sprinters clinched gold and silver on the indoor cycling track, with Harrie Lavreysen beating Jeffrey Hoogland in the third race of the final.
It was the first individual Olympic medals for both riders, who were earlier part of the Dutch team sprint squad who picked up gold. Lavreysen, hoping for a hat trick, will take part in the keirin on Saturday.
On the athletics track, Sifan Hassan took the bronze medal in the 1,500 metres. Hassan finished behind defending champion Faith Kipyegon and British runner Laura Muir.
Hassan, who won gold in the 5,000 metres earlier in the week, is in action again on Saturday in the 10,000 metres.
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