three-time Olympic champion softballThe star of the US team, pitcher Katherine Osterman, was instrumental in the victory with nine strikeouts.
The match was played at Azuma Stadium in Fukushima, one of the venues outside the capital of Japan. North Americans won gold medals at the Olympics in Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.
softball tournament Olympic Games It is played in a single round. Six teams will face off and the top two teams will advance to the final. Third and fourth match for bronze medal
In the first game of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Japanese team beat Australia 8-1. The match was played at Azuma Stadium in Fukushima.
The Olympic champions in Beijing 2008, the Japanese are strong contenders for the gold medal contention playing at home. The Games were not part of the Olympic program in London 2012 and Rio 2016.
Japan face Mexico, Italy face Australia and the United States face Canada in the second round of the softball tournament.