Hockeyroos send message with 6-0 thrashing

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The Hockeyroos person continued their blistery commencement to the Tokyo Olympics with a 6-0 decision of China contiguous to grounds their second-straight win.

Following a scoreless opening quarter, 2 goals to Emily Chalker gave the Australians a 2-0 pb astatine the main interruption earlier Brooke Peris scored successful the opening seconds of the 3rd 4th to manus the Hockeyroos a comfy cushion.

Then 3 goals successful the last quarter, courtesy of Rosie Malone, Steph Kershaw and Grace Stewart sealed an emphatic triumph for the Hockeyroos, sending a connection to their rivals for a golden medal.

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Aiming for their archetypal Olympic medal since Sydney 2000, Australian manager Katrina Powell admitted she was amazed with her side's show pursuing their opening 3-1 triumph implicit Spain yesterday.

Ambrosia Malone #2 of Team Australia is congratulated by her teammates aft scoring a extremity against Team China during the Women's Preliminary Pool B lucifer connected time 3 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games astatine Oi Hockey Stadium connected July 26, 2021 successful Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images) (Getty)

"I decidedly didn't spot that coming. I decidedly asked the girls to physique connected yesterday's performance, which they astir apt eclipsed," Powell said.

"Really pleased with not lone conscionable however we went astir it and the mode we moved the ball, but besides however the enactment we've done successful presumption of our fitness.

"The Olympics is ever a large ask, a large task, a large stage, and successful these pugnacious conditions with everything that's going on, not conscionable with the existent environment, the athletes are precise resilient, they're precise acceptable to instrumentality connected immoderate situation that gets thrown astatine them.

"They impressed maine today."

The large triumph puts the satellite No.3 Hockeyroos apical of Group B. They volition adjacent look big federation Japan connected Wednesday.

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