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Argentina takes bronze medal

Updated: August 26, 2004, 5:58 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- In front of an orange sea of 7,000 mostly Dutch fans, Germany upset the Netherlands 2-1 on Thursday to claim its first women's Olympic field hockey gold medal.

Germany overcame the odds and the tournament's top-scorers to collect its first medal in the sport since winning silver in 1992 in Barcelona.

"I still don't realize what we've done,'' German forward Silke Mueller said. "We never imagined we'd get so far.''

After Germany's Anke Kuehn opened ...

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