The Italian National women's softball squad ended the Tokyo Olympics with an 8-1 loss to bronze medal game-bound Canada in Yokahama on July 26, 2021.
The European representatives suffered 5 losses in the Olympic tournaments. The results do not make justice to the Azzurre squad's effort, which managed to hold off top-ranked squads such as the USA in the Olympic debut, 0-1, and Australia, 2-0.
Japan shut out the USA, 2-0, in the gold medal game of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic softball tournament Tuesday night at Yokohama Stadium. Veteran right-hander Yukiko Ueno added another historic moment to her legendary career with a six-inning, two-hit masterpiece to clinch back-to-back Olympic gold medals for Japan.
The Italian Laura Vigna was the only European making it to the All-Olympic Team. Vigna has been nominated All-Olympic outfield together with Haylie McCleney(center, USA) and Suzannah Brookshire (right, Mexico). Japan's Minori Naito was named the best defensive player. Monica Abbott (USA) was named best left-handed pitcher, while Yukiko Ueno (Japan) was named best right-handed pitcher.