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SPORTS: Kookaburras Win Their Final

  • August 9th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

hockey-48101.jpgThe Australian hockey side, the Kookaburras have confirmed their rampaging form of the last few years, making a clean sweep of the Champions Trophy – with a 4-0 win over England in the final, at  Monchengladbach in Germany.

An  Australian trying to swim the English Channel three-times-over has not fared so well.

Hockey Australia reported the victory in predictably positive terms:

“The Kookaburras have reconfirmed their status as the best hockey team in the world after defeating England 4-0 in the final of the 2010 Champions Trophy in Germany.

“The win gives the Kookaburras a record 11th Champions Trophy title and their third in a row, a feat only achieved once before in Australia’s history.

“In a demonstration of the healthy state of Australian hockey, the victory means the Kookaburras have won every major tournament (2009 Champions Trophy, 2010 World Cup, 2010 Champions Trophy) since highly regarded coach Ric Charlesworth took over in January 2009.

“Despite having the most inexperienced team at the tournament, the Kookaburras showed no signs of nervousness in the opening stages of the match …”. (ends)

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The Kookaburras led 3-0 at half time in the final, on Sunday (8.8.10).

See also, EUAustralia Online, Sports: Kookaburras going well …”, 4.8.10.

Also on Sunday, John van Wisse, 37, the swimming instructor from Beaumaris, Victoria, has had to give up his attempt to make a triple crossing of the English Channel.

He went across and back in the chilly water (around 15-degrees) , but then had to stop, after encountering rough seas.

Reference

Hockey Australia, “Kookaburras win 3rd straight Champions Trophy”. http://www.hockey.org.au/index.php?id=90&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=361&tx_ttnews[backPid]=18&cHash=83ab81e12a, (9.8.10).

Picture  Hockey Australia

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