Canada wins bronze medal in softball at Tokyo Olympics, defeating Mexico 3-2

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Canada yet broke its medal drought successful Olympic softball Tuesday, battling occasional rainfall to triumph the bronze against Mexico successful a 3-2 nailbiter successful Tokyo.

The women were apical contenders for a medal coming into this year’s Games, which marked the archetypal quality of softball astatine the Olympics since 2008. The athletics isn’t acceptable to instrumentality for aboriginal Olympics, making this Canada’s past changeable for the podium.

That year, successful Beijing, Canada came agonizingly adjacent to advancing to the medal rounds — lone to autumn to Australia, who precocious to the bronze medal game.

In Tokyo, Canada had already shown Mexico it meant concern successful the Games opener past week, shutting them retired successful a 4-0 smackdown.

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Canada besides made it pugnacious for the top-ranked United States squad the time aft defeating Mexico, but yet fell 1-0. The U.S. volition play Japan for the golden medal Tuesday night.

Japan were the ones who blocked Canada from advancing to play for gold, dragging Monday’s crippled into an overtime eighth inning earlier scoring a winning tally for a 2-1 score.

Canada besides got its revenge connected Australia with a 7-1 triumph connected Saturday. It entered Tuesday’s bronze medal crippled riding precocious connected a 8-1 decision of Italy connected Monday.

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