Olympics hockey: Kate Walsh says Great Britain want gold

Captain Kate Walsh says Great Britain are determined to win women's hockey gold for the first time at London 2012.

A 2-1 loss to the Netherlands on Monday means Team GB will face Argentina on Wednesday for a place in the final.

A victory will guarantee Britain's first medal in the event since 1992, when they won bronze.

"We're not here for any other colour," she told BBC Sport. "We'll give everything we've got to try and fight for that gold."

Britain won their first three matches but then slipped to defeats against China and the Netherlands and finished second in their pool.

Dutch players celebrate scoring against Great Britain

"If we could have gone in top of the pool, that was the ideal situation so we're coming away slightly disappointed," added Crista Cullen, who scored GB's goal against the Netherlands.

"But at the same time, we've got ourselves into that semi-final because we did the hard work early.

"It's a clean slate at the end of the pool stages and we're into that semi-final, where we'll be fighting for that gold medal."

Walsh needed emergency surgery after being accidentally hit by a stick and suffering a fractured jaw in the opening pool game against Japan, but has featured in each of the last two matches.

"It's actually not too painful," added Walsh, from Withington in Greater Manchester. "All the girls have had broken bones, ligament repairs and stitches.

"We want to win so badly and we'll do whatever it takes to get it."

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