Belgium won the Olympic men’s hockey gold medal with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Australia on Thursday.
A tense final finished 1-1 in regulation time before Belgian goalkeeper Vincent Vanasch earned hero-status, saving three Australian penalties as the Red Lions prevailed 3-2 in the penalty shootout.
Thursday’s victory is only Belgium’s second ever Olympic gold medal in a team sport -- they had previously won gold in men’s football on home soil at the 1920 Games in Antwerp.
For Australia, the wait for a men’s gold medal goes on -- they last claimed the crown at the 2004 Games in Athens.
India took the bronze earlier on Thursday after a thrilling 5-4 victory over Germany, giving the country its first Olympic medal in the sport since the 1980 Games in Moscow.