Australia’s final gold medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games was secured by the men’s hockey team, the Kookaburra’s, in a landslide 7-0 triumph over India.
The Kookaburra’s on-field domination left the score 5-0 at halftime, with incredible hand-eye coordination and valiant efforts leading to the two final goals scored in the last half.
— Kookaburras (@Kookaburras) August 8, 2022
The win means Australia continue their championship reign, claiming their seventh gold since the sport was first introduced to the Commonwealth Games in 1998.
As reported by Hockey Australia, Kookaburra’s co-captain Aran Zalewski said the win is attributed to the effort the team puts into each other.
“The Kookaburras have created a bit of a dynasty at the Commonwealth Games so to go on and continue that tradition with a new group, new players…it’s amazing and I’m really proud of the whole team and the whole unit,” Zalewski said.
“It’s a great group and we love spending time together. There’s good harmony and we all want to challenge each other. It’s not always roses when you have to get the best out of each other, but there is a level of respect and trust that allows us to do that.
“We pride ourselves on performing well here.”
The hockey team was met with a chorus of congratulations on their “unparalleled” skills.
I’ll say it again … this run from @Kookaburras at the Commonwealth Games is a golden era which needs more wider respect and attention. The streak of gold medals won’t last for ever but it will be eternally remembered
— QUENTIN HULL (@QuentinHull) August 8, 2022
KOOKABURRAS WIN GOLD! ????
They demolish India in the final and win their SEVENTH consecutive #CommonwealthGames gold medal.
Truly remarkable, an era of success that is unparalleled. It stretches back to 1998 in Malaysia.
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Australia’s 67th and final gold of #B2022!
— Lachlan McKirdy (@LMcKirdy7) August 8, 2022
Ok guys.. going to hit the sack. Congrats Kookaburras for 7th straight Gold medal. Aussies should be banned now from CWG hockey so other nations can win. ????????????
— Ash C (@AshChandler82) August 8, 2022
— Andy Lee (@andytomlee) August 8, 2022
Australia has done exceptionally well at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, with the Diamonds recently claiming the country’s 1000th gold medal in women’s netball.