Canadian softball suffers extra inning heartbreaking loss to Japan
Japan scored the game’s lone run with an extra inning walk off single in the bottom of the eighth to dash Canada’s hopes of playing in the gold medal match Saturday.
The red and white drops to 2-2 with the loss, while the No. 2 ranked Japan moves to 4-0 to equal the top ranked USA. Despite the loss, Canada clinched a spot in the bronze medal game ahead of its final round robin game against Italy at 11:30 p.m. (SK time) Sunday. Canada’s opponent is yet to be determined. The US and Japan will play for gold.
Canada has never won a softball medal at the Games but finished fourth in 2008 in Beijing. The group has only given up three runs in round robin play.
Read more about the game at softball.ca.
Pratt competes in heats
Swimmer Cole Pratt competed in one of six heats for the 100-metre men’s backstroke event. The Regina-born athlete finished seventh in the heat in a time of 54.27 and did not qualify for the semifinal of the event.
For full heat results, visit the official Olympics website.
Borgerson’s athlete competes in 10-metre air pistol
Rockglen coach Lisa Borgerson and Canada’s lone shooting athlete Lynda Kiejko competed in the 10-metre air pistol Saturday. Kiejko finished 47th in qualification with a score of 558. Kiejko will also compete in the 25-metre events.
For detailed results, visit the official Olympics website.
Olympic/Paralympic notes…Read the full Canadian Day 2 recap at Olympics.ca… Canada won a pair of silver medals on Day 2 in the 4X100-metre freestyle women’s swimming relay and the 3-metre synchro diving…