|August 22nd, 2008|
|W38||Gold||8:30pm||CHN - NED||0 - 2 (0 - 0)||Final||x 2|
Gold Medal game : China v Netherlands
> Hosts China will play their first ever Olympic Hockey final and will collect their first ever medal in Olympic Hockey.
> Netherlands are only the second team to reach back-to-back Olympic finals. Before 2008, that feat had only been achieved by Australia, the 1996-2000 Hockeyroos.
> At Athens 2004, the Dutch went down 2-1 against Germany.
> The Netherlands will collect a record sixth Olympic medal. So far they have won one gold (1984), one silver (2004) and three bronze (1988, 1996 and 2000).
> Team manager Sandra le Poole was part of the Dutch team that won gold in 1984.
> In the Pool phase the Dutch beat China 1-0 through a Maartje Paumen penalty corner goal.
> Holland are the strongest team in terms of penalty corners, having scored 14 out of 36 penalty corner goals (i.e.38%).
> Their 14 penalty corner goals account for 74% of their entire production (19).
> China are the weakest team in the tournament in terms of converting penalty corners, taking a 1-for-23 performance into the final (i.e.4%).
> China and the Netherlands have the strongest defence at Beijing 2008, having conceded only five and six goals respectively
> Maartje Paumen needs just two more goals to equal Alyson Annan's (AUS) record of 13 goals for all-time top scorer at the Olympics.
> Paumen (NED) and Fu Baorong (CHN) are the only players to have recorded a hat-trick in this tournament.
> Fu Baorong is China's leading goal scorer at Beijing 2008 having netted five goals all from open play.