Tuesday, 16th July 2013
In General Japan News,
Japan 'better side' to claim 6-3 victory over US at Softball World Cup
Women's softball may become more popular in Japan after the national team won the gold medal in Sunday's (July 14th) World Cup game against the US.
The final score was 6-3 and saw the Japanese squad take the crown from their American counterparts for the first time in six years.
Ken Eriksen, coach of the US team, said that "right now, [the Japanese team] are better".
He went on to suggest that the women from Japan were able to outwit their American competitors because they had been "able to train together for months and months and months".
Despite the International Olympic Committee deciding that softball and baseball will not be included in the 2016 Games, there are many opportunities for international teams to compete elsewhere.
In addition to the World Cup of Softball, squads from across the globe come together to play in the International Softball Federation's Women's World Championship.
Written by Mark Smith