The Netherlands retained their women's Olympic [ Images ] field hockey title with a 2-0 win over World champions Argentina at Riverbank Arena on Friday.
The Dutch scored off two second-half penalty-corners to join Australia [ Images ] as the only three-time Olympic champions.
The final was riveting until Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel scored from a rebound of Eva de Goede's corner in the 40th minute.
Then the Dutch turned rampant, and after captain Maartje Paumen had a corner saved, she didn't miss the next chance a minute later in the 54th.
Her 14th Olympic goal and third in London [ Images ] gave her sole possession of the overall record.
The two goals took the air out of the Argentines, who were seeking their first gold medal.