Olympic Games London 2012
London, Great Britain - July 29 - 10, 2012

CHN V KOR ( Pool A ) Olympic Games London 2012

4 - 0

Match Review CHN - KOR 4-0


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
CHN 26 1 MA Yibo PC 1 - 0
CHN 51 21 ZHAO Yudiao FG 2 - 0
CHN 54 17 LI Hongxia PS 3 - 0
CHN 67 1 MA Yibo PC 4 - 0


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
CHN 42 8 FU Baorong G
KOR 58 7 LEE Seon Ok Y
CHN 60 6 SUN Sinan G
CHN 61 10 GAO Lihua Y
CHN 63 8 FU Baorong Y


Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
1 MA Yibo 2
2 WANG Mengyu
5 MA Wei
6 SUN Sinan 1
7 CUI Qiuxia
8 FU Baorong 1 1
10 GAO Lihua 1
16 ZHANG Yimeng
17 LI Hongxia 1
18 REN Ye
21 ZHAO Yudiao 1
22 SONG Qingling
23 DE Jiaojiao
25 XU Xiaoxu
28 LIANG Meiyu
29 PENG Yang


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 BLOCK Frances
Umpire 2 ASHTON-LUCY Julie
Reserve Umpire SOMA Chieko
Judge 1 PARKS Paula
Judge 2 BUCKLEY Peri
Technical Officer BROWN Sheila
The first match of the midday session was between Asian rivals China (ranked 5th in the world) and Korea (ranked 8th). With rain falling steadily at the beginning of the match, it took some time for the crowd to get into cheering mode and for the match to pick up pace.

Both teams were playing with similar styles, disciplined defense and swift counter-attacks, however creating very few clear opportunities for goal. China had a penalty-corner in the 15th minute, but Ma Yibo’s low shot for an option fizzled. They had another opportunity in the 25th minute and this time Ma Yibo slotted her flick high and out of reach of Moon Young Hui in the Korean goal.

With the sun making a timid return, the end of the period was much more animated, with a few hot situations in the Chinese circle, but the score stayed 1-0 at the break, giving the impression was that the contest could go either way.

Korea started the second half faster trying to force the equalizer quickly. They swarmed the Chinese circle and on the verge of equalizing when Zhao Yudiao made the most of a loose ball in the opposite circle to score the second Chinese goal to establish a comfortable 2-0 lead.

The Chinese players found their second wind and promptly earned a penalty-stroke. Li Hongxia easily pushed the score to 3-0, setting an insurmountable climb back for Korea. The game became rougher and the two teams traded cards, with China down to nine players for a few minutes. In the final minutes, Ma Yibo scored her second penalty-corner of the match (doubling on the first day of competition her goal-tally from Beijing, where she only scored once in 18 penalty-corner attempts) and China grabbed their first win with a comfortable 4-0 margin..

(Yan Huckendubler)
  • Match 3
  • Date Sun, 29 Jul 2012
  • Time 13:45
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue

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