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Japan Ends American Winning Streak

Japan surprises the sports world by ending the United States Olympic softball winning streak. Led by pitcher Yukiko Ueno, Japan dominates the game from start to finish, Ayumi Karino's single helps third-based Masumi Mishina to score the first run, Eri Yamada adds a homer extending Japan's lead to 2-0 in the 4th inning. The Japanese achieve a 3-1 victory over team US, claiming the first softball gold medal for their country. Softball Women's Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - JPN, USA, AUS

Beijing 2008, Japan, Rivalries, Softball, United States of America, Women,

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