Goalkeeper Kiki Gunneman had initially mulled over travelling to Muscat. On Saturday, she was a world champion as the Netherlands strolled to victory over India in the first Women’s Hockey5s World Cup.
When Oman was awarded the World Cup in 2021, Kate Richardson-Walsh resigned from the world hockey’s athletes committee, while Gunneman, who was a frontrunner for her position with her indoor exploits with the Oranje women, had conversed with her girlfriend over whether to participate.
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