Sultan Azlan Shah Cup prize presentation

Champs New Zealand

And so, the 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Men’s International Invitational Field Hockey Tournament has wrapped up on Sunday, after playing for 8 days, 3 matches a day.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup prize presentation

New Zealand group photo

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup prize presentation

New Zealand team members perform the Haka Maori warrior dance to celebrate their win

Six of the 7 teams that played would participate in the London Olympics this July, and this was one of the top hockey tournaments left for the teams to gauge their fitness level.

Video (below): Haka (Maori warrior dance) courtesy of the Black Sticks

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup prize presentation

runners-up Argentina

New Zealand emerged champions this year, the first time they were in the finals of the tournament. Wonder how the outcome would be if Australia came. If you compare last year’s Sultan Azlan Shah Cup’s results, there was no trend at all of who would win, or who would take the bottom spot.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup prize presentation

3rd place India

21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2012 Final Results:
Champions: New Zealand
Runners-up: Argentina
3rd: India
4th: Great Britain
5th: South Korea
6th: Malaysia
7th: Pakistan

For results in photos: CLICK HERE

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup prize presentation

Sultan Azlan Shah XI

Special Awards:
Fairplay (Raja Ashman Shah Challenge Trophy): Great Britain
Best Player of Tournament: Sardar Singh (India)
Best Goalkeeper: Kyle Pontifex (New Zealand)
Top Scorer: Ashley Jackson (Great Britain) – 6 goals
Man of the Match (Finals): Kyle Pontifex (New Zealand)

Event: Prize Presentation: 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Men’s International Hockey Tournament 2012
Venue: Stadium Azlan Shah, Ipoh
Date: 3rd June, 2012
Time: 10pm

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