Tuesday, June 18, 2024

‘True diamond’: Susannah Townsend retires from Great Britain hockey

Great Britain’s Susannah Townsend was hailed as a “true diamond” after the gold and bronze Olympic medallist retired from international hockey on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old, who amassed 188 caps for GB and England across a 13-year career, played her last game in the thrilling 4-3 win over India at the Tokyo Olympics. She becomes the first player from the Tokyo cycle to announce her retirnement.

“Hockey has given me more than I could have ever dreamt of,” said Townsend.

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