Olympics-Softball-Japan win gold in 2-0 shutdown of United States

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Softball - Women - Finals - Gold Medal Game - Japan v United States - Yokohama Baseball Stadium - Yokohama, Japan - July 27, 2021. Japan players celebrate their win. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Japan won the gold medal in softball at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday by beating the United States 2-0.

The result left the United States with the silver medal. Canada earlier took bronze by defeating Mexico 3-2.

(Reporting by Paresh Dave)

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