Thursday, August 21, 2008

Yukiko Ueno - Dang, girl! Snap!

I hope that title's amusing and not insulting.

Anyway, as much as I'm supposed to always cheer for the American at the Olympics all the time, it sure sounds like Yukiko Ueno, pitcher for the Japanese Olympic softball team, just gave the athletic performance of a lifetime. She pitched two days in a row (extremely rare at this level), the first day getting her team into the final with the Olympics, and then, almost single handedly taking out the American team today, who came in as the heavy favorites, to say the least. The U.S. softball team hadn't lost in 8 years. In Athens, they outscored opponents 51-1 on the way to gold. The U.S. had outscored opponents 57 - 2 so far in Beijing. But here comes Yukiki Ueno who shuts the entire American team down for one solitary run. Japan won 3-1.

Here's a full write-up.

1 comment:

writtenwyrdd said...

I like seeing US athletes get medals, but I always root for plain old good athleticism. Usain Bolt has my kudos even more than Michael Phelps. Because he's just so...amazing!