Great Britain up to second in world rankings

Great Britain's women

Yesterday Great Britain’s Olympic teams returned home from their exploits in Rio. Whilst they were in the air, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) were busy calculating the latest world rankings.

Upon landing, the Great Britain women were delighted with what they saw. They entered the Olympic Games down in seventh in the rankings, coincidentally the same place as the eventual winners of the men’s competition, Argentina. Danny Kerry’s team swept to an historic win at the Olympic Games which has propelled them to second in the world rankings, their highest ever position. Netherlands are still ranked first whilst Argentina drop to third.

Some of the women’s squad took to twitter to express their delight at this new position in the world list.

On the men’s side of things, similar to the women, Argentina’s gold medal propels them to second place whilst Great Britain’s fortunes in Rio mean the men drop to seventh.

The next update to the FIH Hero World Rankings will be published following the completion of the Hockey World League Round 1 events later this year. For a complete guide to the FIH Hero World Rankings, click here.

The FIH Hero World Rankings were updated following the completion of two wonderful weeks of world class hockey that was both thrilling and utterly unpredictable. Along with Argentina’s success in the men’s competition on Thursday (18 August), Great Britain’s victory on Friday (19 August) means that both Olympic hockey gold medals have gone to first time winners.

Complete information about the hockey competitions at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games can still be found on the official website: rio2016.com/en/hockey