Fanny Rinne – Germany – Field Hockey – Vol IV no 4

Fanny’s bio

http://www.fihockey.org/vsite/vcontent/page/custom/0,8510,1181-188925-206147-44808-283780-custom-item,00.html

Beijing results to date

Fanny Rinne led the defending Olympic champion German Field Hockey team to an opening round victory over Great Britain. Fanny scored two goals in the German’s 5-1 win over the Brits. Rinne is a legit superstar in the field hockey world and was on the German gold medal team in Athens in 2004

 Pain in rain: Kate Walsh of Great Britain and Fanny Rinne of Germany battle for possession during Germany\'s 5-1 win.  Photo: Getty  German heroes Eileen Hoffman and Fanny Rinne celebrate their win over Great Britain

Here are some of the stories field about the German victory:

Reuters: Back to the drawing board for Britain’s hockey team

…Forwards Eileen Hoffmann and Fanny Rinne scored two goals each…

The Sun: Germany 5 Britain 1

…GB keeper Beth Storry flapped at Fanny Rinne’s drag-flick opener then the champs went goal crazy…

Leicester Mercury – OLYMPICS: CULLEN STRIKES BUT CHAMPS RUN OUT DECISIVE WINNERS:

…The 2004 Athens gold medallists romped to victory – German duo Fanny Rinne and Eileen Hoffman both bagging doubles as Britain were dealt an Olympic-size lesson in Beijing…

BBC Sport – Germans too strong for GB women

…Great Britain started brightly in the Pool B encounter but the Germans struck first through Fanny Rinne

Times Online – Team GB thrashed by old rivals Germany

…In driving rain, both teams made tentative starts but it was Germany who took the lead through a trademark penalty corner drag flick from Fanny Rinne in the 26th minute…

Fanny’s is maintaining a blog on her personal website (but you’d better be able to read German)

Field Hockey Championships

Fanny has a long history of field hockey success.
Here’s her international medal count.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Rinne

Olympic History –

Beijing will be Fanny’s third Olympics. She was on the 2000 German Olympic team which finished 7th. As previously mentioned she was on the 2004 Gold medal winning German squad also.

Here’s her bio from the 2004 Games.

http://www.hockey-olympia.de/Default.aspx?tabid=322

Fanny off the field

Fanny off with the clothes –

Fanny - sits in the middle ring on the top

Fanny sits in the middle ring on the top

One Response to “Fanny Rinne – Germany – Field Hockey – Vol IV no 4”

  1. Fanny scored the go ahead goal this morning as the German Field Hockey team defeated the US 4-2. That loss dealt the Americans a real blow to hopes of getting out of group play.

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