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Superb US continues to dominate

Jennie Finch
American Finch denied Chinese Taipei a score with some tight pitching

The US continued their domination of the softball competition with a 7-0 win over Chinese Taipei to extend their Olympic winning streak to 19 matches.

Jessica Mendoza hit her third home run in two days and Jennie Finch pitched five shutout innings as the US posted its fourth shutout in five games.

In Beijing so far, the Americans have outscored the opposition 36-1.

Elsewhere Venezuela, playing in its first Olympics, stunned Canada 2-0 with pitcher Mariangee Bogado the star.

As it did four years ago in Greece, the US is easily beating the opposition on a run toward a fourth straight gold medal - though softball will not be a part of the 2012 Olympics in London.

The campaign to get it voted back onto the Olympic roster appears to be having little impact, with only a handful of the International Olympic Committee's 110 members attending a game so far.

The International Softball Federation (ISF) has been vigorously lobbying IOC members in Beijing in effort to get the sport reinstated for the 2016 Games.

Other results on Saturday saw defending bronze medallists Japan beat China 3-0 while Australia beat the Netherlands 8-0.

The top four teams in round-robin play advance to next week's medal round.




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Sunday, 24 August 2008 10:17 UK
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forJapan 1 0 0 1
Women's Team 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forUSA 0 1 0 1
Women's Team 0 1 0
3 also show each event results forAustralia 0 0 1 1
Women's Team 0 0 1

see also
US softball record Beijing double
15 Aug 08 |  Softball
US extend unbeaten softball run
13 Aug 08 |  Softball
US softball team starts in style
12 Aug 08 |  Softball
Olympics blog
07 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Beijing 2008
14 Feb 08 |  Olympics
Guide to softball
27 Jun 08 |  Softball


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