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Road to Tokyo: USA Softball opens training camp at Olympic Training Center in California

Road to Tokyo: USA Softball opens training camp at Olympic Training Center in California
05/05/2021
The camp includes a series of workouts and practice sessions, in addition to three 10-inning exhibition contests against the University of San Diego, Loyola Marymount University and California State University, Northridge.

The USA Softball National Team is holding their fifth training camp of the year at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Games. During the training camp, that will close on 13 May, the team will take part in a series of workouts and practice sessions, in addition to three 10-inning exhibition contests against the University of San Diego, Loyola Marymount University and California State University, Northridge.

“I am so excited to be returning ‘home’ for our May training camp,” said USA Softball Women's National Team (WNT) member and San Diego-native, Hannah Flippen. “The Chula Vista Training Center is such a great place for us to continue our preparations for Tokyo, and having the opportunity to play some games in Southern California, where so many of us are from, is super special. I can’t wait to get back to work!”

Set to be held at the University of San Diego Softball Complex, USA will take on the University of San Diego on Thursday, 6 May. USA will return to the field for a matchup against Loyola Marymount University on Monday, 10 May. The U.S. National Team will round out the May training camp in Northridge with a contest against California State University, on 16 May at Matador Diamond.

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The 18-player US roster will be without Rachel Garcia, Dejah Mulipola and Bubba Nickles who all remain with their respective collegiate teams.

The top-ranked nation in the world, USA aims to conquer their fifth consecutive Olympic softball medal in Tokyo and re-take gold after a heartbreaking loss in the Beijing 2008 final, where Japan took the gold medal with a 3-1. USA won the first three Olympic softball gold medals (1996, 2000 and 2004)


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