Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Tokyo Olympics Hockey: Alexander Hendrickx hailed as ‘one of the best’ as Belgium canter

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Tom Pilcher
Tom Pilcher is a sports writer who covered the 2008/2012 Olympics for Reuters, mainly handball and cycling, and Team GB live blogger in 2016.

TOKYO — There was no chance of Belgium cutting any corners as they aim to become the fourth country to win Olympic gold as reigning men’s world champions.

Instead, they were busy scoring from corners.

Twice in five minutes to be precise – with a penalty flick too – all courtesy of defender Alexander Hendrickx, as the Europeans beat their neighbours Netherlands 3-1 in an action-packed Tokyo 2020 Olympics opener.

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