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Team GB, including Kingsbridge hockey star Giselle Ansley, have won the bronze medal against India in the Tokyo 2020 final. 

There was crying and celebrating as the exciting game finished 4-3 to Team GB, securing their place as the bronze medal winners in the Women's Hockey final. 

The 2016 gold medallists were 2-0 up at the start of the game, but slipped back to being 3-2 behind in the third quarter, before battling back to level, and then finally Grace Balsdon scored the winning goal after a couple of nail-biting penalty corners.  

Great Britain captain Hollie Pearne-Webb told BBC Sport that she relied on their whole 26-strong squad to succeed and she wished "every single one of them could get a medal". 

She said: "It's been a tough five years and I couldn't be prouder of them all.

"We're all here because we still had that little bit of belief deep down and there's been loads of time over the years where we've doubted we could achieve this and I'm just so pleased and proud.

"This cycle has not been too much of a rollercoaster because there's not been many highs. Olympic bronze even a few months ago was in our wildest dreams."

Congratulations to the whole team from everyone at SouthHams.com. 

 

Photo: Screenshot BBC Sport coverage Team GB vs India 

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