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Dutch women win second straight Olympic field hockey gold

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.

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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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