Jubilant Japan retain Olympic softball title as USA settle for silver

  * 39-year-old Yukiko Ueno pitches a gem for hosts * Sport will not return for 2024 Games in ParisWatching the Atlanta ’96 action as a 14-year-old, Yukiko Ueno knew she wanted to be an Olympian. Eight years after setting her target, she pitched an historic perfect game in Athens as Japan claimed the bronze. Ueno followed that up with gold in Beijing in 2008, throwing an astonishing413 pitches in three games over two days to earn national hero status as Japan beat the US. Continue reading... .. Full story on theguardian.com 

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