Softball was still played at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, however, and the Japanese team claimed their first gold and third overall medal in Olympic softball. The United States won silver, and the Australian team bronze, to become the only countries to win a medal in all four Olympic softball tournaments.
Which is the only country to have won a gold medal in every Summer Olympics?
Great Britain The only country to have won at least one gold medal at every Summer Olympic Games is Great Britain, ranging from one gold in 1904, 1952 and 1996 to fifty-six golds in 1908.
What country did the US beat to win the gold medal in softball in the 2000 Olympics?
At the Olympic Games The U.S. defeated China 3-1 in the gold medal game. Its lone loss of the Games came to Australia (2-1) in round-robin play. At the 2000 Olympics the U.S. had its 112 game win streak snapped with a 2-1 11 inning loss to Japan in round-robin play.
What country has the most Olympic gold medals in womens softball?
the United States (The country with the most gold medals in baseball — Cuba, with three — didnt qualify.) In softball, the teams are headlined by the United States (which won gold in 1996, 2000 and 2004, and is the top-ranked team in the world) and Japan (which won gold in 2008 and is ranked No.
Who won the softball Olympics 2016?
Japan The American Olympic softball team is taking home the silver after getting bested by Japan in a highly-anticipated rematch that was more than a decade in the making. Japan took gold on Tuesday after a 2-0 win over Team USA, whose bats were stifled throughout the game by Japanese pitcher Yukiko Ueno.
When did softball become a womens sport?
Softball originated in Chicago, with the first official womens team being organized in 1895, approximately eight years after the game was created for men. The first womens team was formed at Chicagos West Division High School.