Softball gets delayed Tokyo Olympics underway in Fukushima – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-07-20 20:52:00 –

  • Associated Press

    Prior to today’s 2020 Summer Olympics in Fukushima, the Olympic ring drawn on the field can be seen online while US softball players are practicing batting at the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium.

Fukushima, Japan >> Tokyo Olympics, Japanese pitcher Yukiko Ueno started Australian Michelle Cox with a ball at 9:02 am (today’s Hawaii time 2:02 pm) on Wednesday, before the women’s softball The almost empty Fukushima Azuma baseball field started a year later when the tournament was opened.

Playing about 150 miles of Tokyo’s major Olympic venues, the team lined up in the national anthem at a stadium with a capacity of 30,000, with about 50 spectators, perhaps team and Olympic officials, and the media.

Australia took the first 1-0 lead when 39-year-old Ueno hit Chelsea Forkin on the pitch and forced a run, throwing six batters to defeat the United States in the 2008 gold medal game. Straight hit batter. Ueno was throwing up to 70 mph.

The coronavirus pandemic delayed the Tokyo Olympics by a year, preventing fans from attending the Olympics. Many in Japan are wondering if the Olympics should be held with low levels of vaccination in the country.

The first two days of the softball tournament will take place approximately 40 miles from the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster site. The rest of the tournament will take place in Yokohama, near Tokyo.

Most of the approximately 11,000 athletes are in the Tokyo area.

Japan has defended softball gold medalist after upsetting the United States in the 2008 final. Softball and baseball were dropped in 2012 and 2016 and restored for these Olympics. It has already been dropped for the 2024 Paris Olympics and may be restored in 2028 in Los Angeles.

At the start early in the morning, the sun was shining in the eyes of a left-handed batter.

The game was part of the opening triple header. The United States played against Italy in a middle game, followed by Mexico against Canada.

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