Lily Owsley, the 23-year-old GB forward believes that the seven successive wins by her team are the result of hard graft and thorough preparation.
Her side, which includes Lincoln’s Georgie Twigg take on the Netherlands in tonight’s Olympic final.
She said: “We’ve rested and recovered and we’ve done the work. That’s why we’ve got here.”
The Netherlands are gunning for their third successive title and in a country where hockey is almost a religion, expectations are high throughout the country.