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.