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Rafter, Alameda win medal as Canada defeats Mexico, 3-2, in bronze medal game

Canada's Kaleigh Rafter, left, talks with pitcher Danielle Lawrie, right, in the seventh inning...
Canada's Kaleigh Rafter, left, talks with pitcher Danielle Lawrie, right, in the seventh inning of a softball game against Japan in Yokohama Baseball Stadium, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)(Sue Ogrocki | AP)
Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 2:34 AM EDT
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TOKYO, Japan (WCTV) - Former Florida State catcher Kaleigh Rafter and head FSU softball coach Lonni Alameda are Olympic bronze medalists after a 3-2 victory over Mexico in the 2020 Olympic Bronze Medal Game.

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Rafter went 0-for-3 in the game.

It’s the first ever softball medal for the Canadians. Mexico competed for bronze it its first ever Olympic softball run.

Softball is not currently scheduled to be played in the 2024 Paris game, but is expected to be included in the 2028 Games, hosted by Los Angeles.

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