|August 12th, 2008|
|W10||Pool A||6:30pm||CHN - RSA||3 - 0 (2 - 0)||Final|
> At Sydney 2000 South Africa beat China 1-0 through a Jacqui Geyser penalty corner goal in the only previous Olympic encounter between these teams.
> African Olympic Qualification Champions South Africa make their third successive Olympic appearance. In 2000 they reached 10th place, in 2004 they finished ninth.
> Tang Chunling (5 career goals) is China's top goalscorer in Olympic competition. She leads Fu Bao Rong by one goal.
> Forward Jennifer Wilson is top goal scorer for South Africa at the Olympics, having netted 5 times at Athens 2004.
> South Africa's Jenny King is the only female hockey coach at Beijing 2008.
> On Sunday, 10 August, China equalled their biggest Olympic Games victory by defeating Spain by a three goal margin.