Surfing is among four new sports added to the Olympic program for the Tokyo Games. The others are sport climbing, skateboarding and karate.
Miu Goto picks up the win in relief, and Mana Atsumi drives in the winning run in a walk-off victory for the hosts.
Minori Naito, Yamato Fujita and Yu Yamamoto homered for Japan, which captured the last Olympic softball gold medal in 2008.
There was synergy in their collective efforts and a competitive seriousness on the faces of Japan’s players from start to finish at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium.
Four sports ー gymnastics, judo, swimming and wrestling ー have provided the vast majority of the nation’s top-three finishes in Olympic competitions.
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