21/07/2021 - 27/07/2021

 

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Softball Olympic Games 2020 - Official Payoff

President Fraccari: Exciting future for baseball and softball after amazing Olympic Games tournaments

President Fraccari: Exciting future for baseball and softball after amazing Olympic Games tournaments
08/08/2021
WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari looks back at baseball and softball´s successful return to the Olympic Games and the bright future ahead.
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Yukiko Ueno’s Tokyo 2020 gold medal adds to her legendary career

Yukiko Ueno’s Tokyo 2020 gold medal adds to her legendary career
03/08/2021
Yukiko Ueno, who turned 39 on 22 July, has pitched 100 innings in her Olympic career, giving up 55 hits, 14 earned runs with 89 strikeouts and 13 walks. Her cumulative ERA is 0.98.
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WBSC makes “special” donation to Olympic Museum

WBSC makes “special” donation to Olympic Museum
03/08/2021
The items were handed over on Monday at the Olympic Agora Cafe in Tokyo and will be part of an exposition at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Olympic medal games a ‘fantastic day’ for softball - Jessica Mendoza

Olympic medal games a ‘fantastic day’ for softball - Jessica Mendoza
29/07/2021
“Even though the US has the record against Japan as far as overall wins, in the games that matter, Japan seems to find a way,” she said.
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Olympic softball gold medal game delivers home run for the sport, buzzes on social media

Olympic softball gold medal game delivers home run for the sport, buzzes on social media
28/07/2021
The explosion on social media, the passion from the players and fans, and the gripping games demonstrate that softball is made to be played in the Olympics, the pinnacle sports showcase on the planet.
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Japan celebrates softball gold medal. Ueno: "Playing on home soil means a lot of pressure"

Japan celebrates softball gold medal. Ueno: "Playing on home soil means a lot of pressure"
27/07/2021
After the gold medal game, Japan's head coach Reika Utsugi said, "only Ueno could have done this". The winning pitcher admitted feeling a lot of pressure and praised 20-year old reliever, Miu Goto, for stepping in the sixth. USA coach Ken Ericksen congratulated Japan and said, "it was not our day."
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Japan's Yamato Fujita named Tokyo 2020 softball MVP as All-Olympic team revealed

Japan's Yamato Fujita named Tokyo 2020 softball MVP as All-Olympic team revealed
27/07/2021
Japan's Minori Naito was named the best defensive player. The Tokyo 2020 All-Olympic Team includes four players from the US, three from Canada, two from Japan and Mexico, one from Italy.
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Japan repeats as Olympic softball champions behind Yukiko Ueno masterpiece

Japan repeats as Olympic softball champions behind Yukiko Ueno masterpiece
27/07/2021
Japan defeated USA, 2-0, in the Tokyo 2020 Gold Medal Game at Yokohama Baseball Stadium, accomplishing back-to-back golds.
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Canada wins country’s first-ever Olympic softball medal with bronze at Tokyo 2020

Canada wins country’s first-ever Olympic softball medal with bronze at Tokyo 2020
27/07/2021
Canada defeated Mexico 3-2 in the Bronze Medal Game and became the fifth nation to medal in Olympic softball competition history.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Softball: Medal Round Historical Preview

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Softball: Medal Round Historical Preview
27/07/2021
Japan and the United States will play a rematch of the Beijing 2008 final. Either Canada or Mexico will become the fifth softball programme to win an Olympic medal.
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