Saturday, May 25, 2024

Amy Costello aims for Paris Olympic hockey berth after Tokyo dejection

As Amy Costello, the Surbiton and Scotland player, stood behind the barriers at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo watching her teammates get presented with Olympic bronze medals, there was an overwhelming sense of what might have been, writes Paul Eddison.

Then 23, the Edinburgh hockey star travelled to Japan as a reserve with Team GB three years ago, doing everything she could to support her teammates while knowing that any silverware would not come her way.

It was an understandably bittersweet experience, and one that it took the best part of two years from which to recover.

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