This Saturday, the Argentina FIH Champions Trophy 2012 gets underway in Rosario. The Infostrada Sports Group offers an impression of the upcoming tournament by the numbers.
0 – Japan and Great Britain are the only teams participating at the 2012 Argentina FIH Champions Trophy still chasing their first Champions Trophy medal.
1- On one of six occasions the winners of the last CT tournament before the Olympics went on to become Olympic champions. In 1996, Champions Trophy holders Australia won Olympic gold in Atlanta.
2 – Rosario hosts the Champions Trophy for the second time. In 2004 they also hosted the event won by the Netherlands.
3 – Three teams have won the Champions Trophy at least once on home turf: Netherlands (1987, 2000 and 2011), Australia (1999 and 2003) and China (2002).
4 – This is the fourth Champions Trophy tournament hosted by Argentina. The hosts have never won a CT title on home soil finishing 6th in 1995, 3rd in 2004 and runners-up in 2007.
5 – Luciana Aymar (ARG), Kim Lammers (NED) and Maartje Paumen (NED) all chase a record equalling fifth Champions Trophy gold medal. So far only Australia’s Rechelle Hawkes and Juliet Haslam have collected 5 CT titles.
6 – Host nations have won the Champions Trophy on six occasions. Netherlands were the last to do so in 2011.
7 – The Netherlands aim to win the Champions Trophy for a record 7th time. They are now tied with Australia on 6 CT titles.
8 – The biggest winning margin in a Women’s Champions Trophy match. At Amstelveen 1987 Australia beat New Zealand 8-0.
9 – The highest number of goals scored in a Champions Trophy match: three matches have ended 8-1.
14 – Argentina’s Luciana Aymar will participate in a Champions Trophy tournament for a record 14th time.
14 – The Netherlands have won a medal in 14 successive Champions Trophies. The last time the Dutch women failed to finish on the podium was in Mar del Plata in 1995 when they did not participate.
18 – At 18 years and 159 days, Argentina’s Florencia Habif is the youngest player at the 2012 Champions Trophy. The only other 18-year old is New Zealand’s Rhiannon Dennison.
19 – The Netherlands start their 19th CT campaign. They only missed out on the 1995 CT tournament.
20 – This is the 20th edition of the Women's Champions Trophy. The inaugural tournament was held in Amstelveen in 1987.
21 - Maartje Paumen leads all 2012 Champions Trophy players on 21 CT career goals.
22 – Germany’s Nadine Ernsting-Krienke is all-time Champions Trophy top scorer on 22 goals.
24 – Number of matches to be played at 2012 Champions Trophy.
24 – New Zealand are the youngest team present at the 2012 ChampionsTrophy at an average age of 24 years and 55 days.
27 – Germany are the oldest team present at the 2012 ChampionsTrophy at an average age of 27 years and 206 days.
41 – At age 41, Japan’s Akemi Kato is the oldest player at the 2012 Champions Trophy. She is older than Korean coach Lim Jung-Woo (34) and Dutch coach Max Caldas (38) and is the same age as GB coach Danny Kerry (41).
78 – Argentina star Luciana Aymar has played a record 78 Women’s Champions Trophy matches. She will be the first player to reach 80 CT matches.
83 – Record for most goals scored in a single CT edition: Amstelveen 2011.
105 – The Netherlands and Australia have played the most matches in Women’s Champions Trophy history. The Dutch become sole record holders as Australia are not participating in this year's event.
144 – Number of players that will participate in this year’s Champions Trophy tournament.
423 – Total number of penalty corner goals scored in Champions Trophy history.
635 – Total number of field goals scored in Champions Trophy history.
1110 – Total number of goals scored in all 19 previous Women’s Champions Trophy editions.
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