The USA Softball team will be taking on Japan in the 2020 Olympics Gold Medal Game. The US won a walk-off victory against Australia to clinch their spot, and is looking for another gold medal after winning it back in 2008 with Team USA facing off against the host country this time around.
|Event||Summer Olympics 2021|
|Date||23rd July to 8th August 2021|
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Japan and Team USA, both 4-0 in group play, will be forced to fight for seeding on Sunday night. The game is already a must win but this time it’s much more than that because the winner of this game could take home gold if they manage to top their opponent when carrying momentum into semifinals.
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USA Softball’s most recent win was their most thrilling, beating Australia in extra innings on Saturday night. The Aussies scored the lead-taking run at the top of eighth inning but two runs were added to tie it up when Amanda Chidester came through with a walk-off single into right field for an exciting victory.
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The United States will next play No. 2 ranked Japan in their fifth opening-round contest on Sunday at Yokohama Baseball Stadium. Japan is the defending gold medalist after they upset the United States in the final in Beijing 13 years ago. Prior to the upset loss in 2008, the United States had been dominant on the international level, taking home the gold in 1996 (Atlanta), 2000 (Sydney) and 2004 (Athens).
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The softball tournament is set so that each team plays each of the other five teams in a single round-robin tournament. The top two teams (the U.S. and Japan) will compete for the gold medal, while the bronze medal game will be between the third- and fourth-place teams. Because of Tokyo’s state of emergency due to COVID-19, there will be no fans at the games.