Australia beat Britain to win bronze

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LONDON (Reuters): Australia’s men won the hockey bronze on Saturday, beating Britain 3-1 after dominating the second half to make it a sixth consecutive Olympics at which they have won a medal.

Australia, touted before the tournament as favourites for gold, recovered from the disappointment of losing the lead and ultimately the semi-final against Germany in the last 15 minutes of their match on Thursday.

That close loss contrasted with Britain, who suffered a 9-2 drubbing in their semi-final against the Netherlands, and did not regain their group-stage fighting spirit when they managed to hold Australia to a 3-3 draw.