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
Here are some of the stories field about the German victory:
…Forwards Eileen Hoffmann and Fanny Rinne scored two goals each…
…GB keeper Beth Storry flapped at Fanny Rinne’s drag-flick opener then the champs went goal crazy…
…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…
…Great Britain started brightly in the Pool B encounter but the Germans struck first through Fanny Rinne…
…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.
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.
Fanny off the field
Fanny off with the clothes –