- Nienaber back with a bang, targets another Nomads title
- Seboko best of the bunch in uphill battle in Uganda
- Davids doubles up in Summer Series
- Elkington eclipses opposition at Loch Ness
- Hurdler Steenkamp winding up for a big one
- Olympic champion’s Epic win, big-hearted women’s triumph
- SA runners in search of elusive medals in Kampala
- Davids does the job on day one of Summer Series
- SA’s Strauss and Knox nail down Epic podium places
- Freiburghaus doubles up at Randpark
SA into final
- Updated: May 4, 2012
Despite a slight scare from China, the South African men’s hockey has now reached the final of the Olympic qualifying tournament in Kakamigahara, Japan, writes Mark Etheridge.
That was after Japan’s early 3-2 win against China in the last round of round robin matches.
China lead the more fancied Japanese 2-1 at half-time before eventually going down 3-2. Had China beaten Japan, South Africa would have to beat Austria in their last pool match also being played on Friday.
Now South Africa, who trailed Austria at half-time, don’t need any points from their game against Austria and will play Japan in
Sunday’s final. Now that game is a win or bust situation for South Africa. They need to win the qualifying tournament to seal their spot in Team SA for the London Olympics.