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Japan’s Women make history as first ever Asian winners of Olympic Ice Hockey Gold with victory over Sweden at Lausanne 2020

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Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

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Japan’s Women’s Ice Hockey team won Gold at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) thanks to a 4-1 victory over Sweden, that earned them a place in the history books as the first ever Asian team to win an Olympic Ice Hockey title.

Sweden took the lead in the first period. 15-year-old Nicole Hall unleashed a vicious strike into the net, but they couldn’t add to that advantage despite dominating the opening period. 

Japan levelled in the second period. 15-year-old Hina Shimomukai rammed the ball into the net, after being set up by another 15-year-old Makoto Ito.

There was some Swedish fight in the third period. But the Japanese were too strong, Rio Noro putting them into the lead for the first time. Just three minutes later Makoto Ito gave Japan a two-goal lead assisted by her Kawasemi Daishin Ladies clubmate, Hina Shimomukai. 

As Sweden gambled taking their goaltender out of the game, Shimomukai took advantage to make it 4-1 and put the result beyond doubt.

On the final hooter, the Japanese celebrated wildly on the ice, swamping their goaltender Yuzuyu Fujii. She had kept them in the game early on. It was a tremendous gold medal win for the outsiders, most of whom are just 15 years old.

 

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