Victorian Institute of Sport

Kookaburras go back-to-back

Monday, 11 December 2017

The Kookaburras have claimed back-to-back Hockey World League titles after edging out Argentina in what was described as a ‘heart-stopping’ victory in Bhubaneswar.


VIS athlete, Aaron Kleinschmidt, was part of the 2-1 defeat over the 2016 Rio Olympic gold medallists.


The Kookaburras scored in the 17th and 58th minute respectively, with Argentina scoring in the 18th minute from a penalty corner.


In what was a significant victory for the Kookaburras, they rewrote the world rankings to claim top spot and their final game of 2017. The FIH World League victory is a key stepping stone toward their 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign. 


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