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Softball is ‘back where it belongs’ according to Canada coach Mark Smith

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

CANADA WILL BE AMONG THE MEDAL FAVOURITES IN THE WOMEN’S SOFTBALL AT TOKYO 2020, AND THEIR COACH MARK SMITH – A WORLD CHAMPION AS A PLAYER – BELIEVES THAT JAPAN IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR THE SPORT TO ENJOY AN OLYMPIC RENAISSANCE.

Ottawa, ON – Softball is ‘back where it belongs’ according to Canada coach Mark Smith.

“I think Tokyo will put on an absolutely phenomenal show for softball,” said Mark Smith, coach of the Canada women’s team. “Japan is the ideal place to profile the intensity of this great game. Last year I was at the Tokyo Dome for a match between Japan and USA, and there were 31,000 fans, all absolutely loving it.

Smith is a softball veteran. He has experienced the dizzying highs of winning a world championship gold as a player for Canada’s men’s side in 1992, and two world championship bronze medals as a coach of the women (2010 and 2016). He also had to face the disappointment of seeing the sport lose its Olympic status.

“It’s funny, when you’re in the middle of your career as a player and win a big title, you don’t really appreciate it – you’re naive enough to think you’re going to be doing it again next time around,” he said.

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Japan takes Gold, holds off USA in extra innings for 2-1 victory

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

WHITEHORSE, YUKON – Team USA’s Keilani Ricketts and Japan’s Yukiko Ueno hooked up in a superb pitchers’ duel through 10 innings in the Gold Medal game of the XIII International Softball Federation Women’s World Fastpitch Championship before Japan scored the decisive run in the top of the tenth inning for a 2-1 victory.

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