XVI Women's Softball World Championship

2018-08-02 - 2018-08-12

@wbsc   #WorldSoftball   Chiba, JPN

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Li Qi talks about Chinese Olympic dream

2018-08-13

“Softball is a great sport, very entertaining. It requires multiple skills. To play elite softball you need power, flexibility, speed. And you also need mental toughness. Softball players need to be smart.”

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Stewart, Ueno and managers speak after the final of the Softball World Championship

2018-08-12

“I feel exhausted, mentally exhausted” said Japanese pitching star after losing in the tenth inning. Kelsey Stewart believes in Chiba we had a taste of what Tokyo 2020 will be

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USA wins Softball World Championship

2018-08-12

USA repeated as Softball World Champions today in Chiba, Japan, after a memorable finale against the host team, in front of almost 12,000 fans at ZOZO Marine Stadium. The American team defeated Japan, 7-6, on a walkoff single by Kelsey Stewart in the tenth inning, and went undefeated on the tournament.

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Chinese best hitter Li Qi talks about her Olympic dream

2018-08-12

“Softball is a great sport, very entertaining. It requires multiple skills. To play elite softball you need power, flexibility, speed. And you also need mental toughness. Softball players need to be smart.”

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Softball World Championship: Day 11 photo gallery

2018-08-12

In this gallery you can find pictures of the last day of the WBSC Softball World Championship. Japan beat Canada to make the final. The USA succeeded themselves as Softball World Champoions

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Japan will play USA for the title of Softball World Champion, clears their way to Tokyo 2020

2018-08-12

The hosts played close to perfection in the bronze medal game of the Softball World Championship. Ueno picked the win. USA will know playing the final certain to be in Tokyo 2020

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Watch the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship 2018

2018-08-12

WBSC YouTube channel will stream all the games live. Through the article you will be able to make your own choice about the game to watch. In case the game is geo blocked, you will receive directions to the exclusive rights holder

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USA comes from behind, beats Japan in dramatic fashion

2018-08-11

Getting to superstar Monica Abbott wasn’t enough for Japan. The USA came from behind to win in the first extra inning and head to the final. Japan will play against Canada to get the right to a re-match

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Softball World Championship: Chinese Taipei finishes in ninth place

2018-08-11

The semi finals and the final of the placement round involved four teams: Chinese Taipei, Great Britain, China and Venezuela

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Softball World Championship: Day 10 photo gallery

2018-08-11

In this photo gallery you find pictures of games of the Championship Round: Australia-Mexico, Canada-Puerto Rico, Canada-Australia and Japan-USA

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Oh, Canada: secures medal in Softball World Championship

2018-08-11

Canada clinched a WBSC Softball World Championship medal today, beating Australia by a score of 12-0 in four innings. The Canadian offense had a brilliant performance against the Australian staff, while Danielle Lawrie was in control of the game since the first pitch. Canada will play tomorrow the bronze medal game of the Softball World […]

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Softball World Championship , honoured by Her Imperial Highness Princess Hisako Takamado

2018-08-10

Her Imperial Highness Princess Hisako Takamado was present today at ZOZO Marine Stadium to see Japan’s first playoff game of the tournament against Puerto Rico. The Princess arrived to the stadium at 18:00, and firstly went into the field to cheer the players from Japan and Puerto Rico, prior of the presentation of the teams. […]

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USA and Japan still undefeated; to fight for a spot in Softball World Championship final

2018-08-10

USA and Japan won today their respective games and advanced in the playoffs. Tomorrow they will face each other with a spot in the World Championship Finale at stake. Both teams have secured a medal in this tournament.

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Softball World Championship: China, Chinese Taipei, Great Britain, Venezuela advance in the placement round

2018-08-10

The teams that advanced in the placement round are: China, Chinese Taipei. Great Britain and Venezuela. South Africa, Botswana, Philippines and New Zealand are eliminated

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Softball World Championship: Day 9 photo gallery

2018-08-10

The gallery contains pictures of 2 Championship Round games: Mexico-Italy, Canada-The Netherlands,
It contains also pictures of 1 game of the Placement Round: China-South Africa

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Mexico knocks Italy out of Softball World Championship in extras; Canada eliminates The Netherlands

2018-08-10

Mexico and Canada advanced today in the playoffs of the WBSC Softball World Championship, defeating Italy and Netherlands respectively, and remain in the fight For the Title of World Champion and the berth in the Olympic Games.

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WBSC reveals Playoff schedule for Women’s Softball World Championship/Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifier

2018-08-09

The original field of 16 nations has been cut in half, with 8 teams advancing to the Championship Round in Chiba, Japan.

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Great Britains beats Venezuela, Feret’s gem leads New Zealand over Philippines

2018-08-09

Great Britain relies on a great game by designated player Kirsten Mack (3 for 3, 3 RBIs). New Zealand pitcher Jennifer Feret came just one out short of a perfect game

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Softball World Championship: Day 8 photo gallery

2018-08-09

This gallery contains pictures of 4 games: The Netherlands-South Africa, New Zealand-Philippines, Great Britain-Venezuela, Japan-Australia

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Japanese Softball Heroes committed to keep the sport in the Olympics

2018-08-09

WBSC exclusive interview with Japanese Softball mega stars Yukiko UENO and Eri YAMADA, during the XVI Women’s Softball World Championship in Chiba, Japan talking about their Olympic dreams. Yukiko Ueno is the face of the team that won a gold medal for Japan at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Ueno has celebrated her thirty sixth […]

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Italy beat China, Canada ends third in Group B; both qualify for WBSC Softball World Championship playoffs

2018-08-08

Canada and Italy won today their respective games and completed the round robin. Both teams qualified for the playoffs, ending third and fourth respectively, and advances to the championship round, starting on Friday at ZOZO Marine Stadium.

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Softball World Championship: Day 7 photo gallery

2018-08-08

In the gallery you find pictures on 4 games: USA-Puerto Rico, Mexico-Chinese Taipei, Canada-Botswana and Italy-China

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USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico secure first three spots in Group A

2018-08-08

Group A of the WBSC Softball World Championship has already the first three teams qualified for the playoffs. USA, Puerto Rico and Mexico will advance to the playoffs as the top three teams of the group.

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Softball World Championship: rain pushes four games to Thursday, 9 August

2018-08-08

It was not possible to play 4 games on the last day of the round robin of the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship. Here you find the schedule for Thursday, 9 August 2018

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Japan beats Canada and rain, stronger in first place in group B

2018-08-07

Yukiko Ueno overcame early struggles, goes through a rain delay and leads Japan to the sixth win in a row. The hosts are stronger in first place, but need to beat Australia on Wedmesday, 8 August, to make it certain

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