May 21 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 10, 2012
UTTLESFORD Olympian Chloe Rogers has won a bronze medal after Team GB’s women’s hockey team beat New Zealand 3-1.
The 27-year-old former Helena Romanes School student and her teammates bounced back from a heart wrenching 2-1 defeat to Argentina in Wednesday’s semi-final to secure a well earned victory in the third and fourth place play-off today (Friday).
It is only the second time Great Britain’s women’s hockey team have won a medal at the Olympic Games, the first being at Barcelona in 1992.
Second half goals from Alex Danson, Crista Cullen and Sarah Thomas were enough to give Britain a convincing win – despite Stacey Michelsen pulling one back for New Zealand late on.
It is a medal at the second attempt for Rogers, who was part of the team that finished sixth at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Rogers is the second Olympian from Uttlesford to pick up an Olympic medal, with Elsenham-based showjumper Ben Maher winning a gold in the team event on Monday.