Men's Field Hockey: Germany Downs Netherlands 2-1, Wins Gold Medal

Jan Philipp Rabente scored both goals in Germany's 2-1 victory to give his squad their second consecutive gold medal in men's field hockey.

One side was going to make history in the match: either Germany would defend its medal or the Netherlands would become the first country ever to win both men's and women's gold. The match was tied after Mink van der Weerden scored his tournament-leading eighth gold, but Rabente notched another score with less than five minutes left in the match to earn the gold for the Germans.

The game was a rematch of the second game of the tournament for each team. The Netherlands previously handed Germany their only loss of the tournament, beating them 3-1 with a goal from van der Weerden. But Rabente wouldn't allow the result to repeat itself as the German men won their third field hockey gold medal.

Earlier in the day, Australia had downed the host nation 3-1 to take bronze.

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