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Netherlands' players celebrate winning against Argentina at the women's gold medal hockey match at the Riverbank Arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 10, 2012. (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS)
Netherlands' players celebrate winning against Argentina at the women's gold medal hockey match at the Riverbank Arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 10, 2012. (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS)

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The Netherlands won their second Olympic hockey gold in a row on Friday by beating world champions Argentina 2-0 with both goals scored from penalty corners in the second half.

The Dutch, playing in front of a sea of orange fans, took the lead from a penalty corner in the 45th minute.

Argentina’s goalkeeper Florencia Mutio saved Maartje Paumen’s direct shot but had no chance of stopping Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel’s rebound.

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Paumen then scored with a trademark penalty corner - a hard drag flick just below the crossbar - to wrap up the victory.

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