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Sports US softball loses to Japan again in gold medal game to take silver at Tokyo Olympics

19:56  27 july  2021
19:56  27 july  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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TOKYO – U.S. softball waited 13 years for a chance to avenge its loss to Japan in the last Olympic softball gold medal game.

Instead, Japan won again in the sport’s return to the Olympics for the first time since 2008 on its home soil, prevailing 2-0 Tuesday night at Yokohama Baseball Stadium.

a baseball player holding a glove: Team United States utility Allyson Carda (3) hands pitcher Monica Abbott (14) the ball and talks during a pitching change against Japan during the fifth inning in the gold medal game of the Tokyo Olympics. © Kareem Elgazzar, USA TODAY Sports Team United States utility Allyson Carda (3) hands pitcher Monica Abbott (14) the ball and talks during a pitching change against Japan during the fifth inning in the gold medal game of the Tokyo Olympics.

Japan lost 2-1 to the U.S. on Monday in the finale of round robin play but won the game that counted, handing the Americans their first loss of this Olympics.

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Japan’s winning pitcher was 39-year-old Yukiko Ueno, also the victor in a 3-1 gold medal win over the U.S. in 2008. She worked six innings, allowing just two hits.

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American Felix sets new women's Olympics medal record .
TOKYO (AP) — The new medal standard in Olympic women's track has been set. American Allyson Felix stands alone at the top and still has a chance to go even higher. The 35-year-old Felix won her record 10th Olympic track medal Friday night at the Tokyo Games with a push down the home stretch of the 400 meters to take the bronze medal. Felix now has more Olympic track and field medals than any woman in history in a career that goes back to 2004 in Athens. She came to Tokyo even with Jamaican runner Merlene Ottey. Her 10th medal also ties her with the great Carl Lewis for the most by an American athlete. She could break that Saturday when she's expected to run in the 1,600-relay.

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