Australia wins bronze in softballListen to four time Olympic softballer Natalie Ward talk about winning a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games.
Sophie McGilvraySophie McGilvray competes for the Australian Softball outfit Australia Green during the Softball competition of the 2003 AYOF. Australia Green claimed gold.
Kylie CronkKylie Cronk of QLD represented Australia in the Australia Green outfit for the Women's Softball Competition. As lead off batter, Kylie helped lead Australia Green to the Gold Medal at the 2003 AYOF.
Lisa LindsayLisa Lindsay seen here competing for Australia Green, one of the two Australian Outfits for the 2003 AYOF Softball Competition.
Sarah AbrahamsSarah Abrahams of NSW competes for Australia during the Girls Softball Competition during the 2003 AYOF.
Best of Beijing - SoftballAustralia's softball team won the bronze medal
Celebrating Australia(L-R) Justine Smethurst #11 and Jodie Bowering #27 of Australia gather at the mound with the rest of the infield after recording an out against Japan during the bronze medal final of the women's softball event.
Crystl's home runCrystl Bustos #6 of the United States comes home after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against Japan during the women's grand final gold medal softball game.
Japan receive the gold medalsPlayers from Japan receive their gold medals after they beat the United States 3-1 during the women's grand final gold medal softball game.
Chinese Taipei defeats ChinaChinese Taipei celebrates after defeating China 2-1 in the softball game at the Fengtai Softball Field.
Lauren pitch against AustraliaLauren Bay Regula #3 of Canada throws a pitch against Australia during their women's semifinal softball event at the Fengtai Softball Field.
Netherlands defeats Chinese TaipeJudith van Kampen #11 and Britt Vonk #9 of the Netherlands celebrate the win over Chinese Taipe in the women's preliminaries softball game at the Fengtai Softball Field.
Team USA celebratesCaitlin Lowe of the United States is greeted by her teammates at home plate as she scored on a 3-run home run by Crystl Bustos in the top of the ninth inning to give USA a 4-0 lead against Japan in the women's semifinal softball event at the Fengtai Softball Field.
Softball medallists want to play againSilver medallists from the United States, gold medallists from Japan and bronze medallists from Australia pose for a group photo behind the year 2016 spelled out in softballs (signifying their desire to reinstate softball as an Olympic sport since it will not be during the 2012 Olympic summer games) during the medal ceremony after USA lost 3-1 to Japan during the women's grand final gold medal softball game.
Gold for JapanEri Yamada #11 (bottom C) of Japan celebrates with her teammates after their 3-1 win against the United States during the women's grand final gold medal softball game.
Team Australia celebratesPlayers from Australia receive their bronze medals during the medal ceremony following the women's grand final gold medal softball game at the Fengtai Softball Field during Day 13 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 21, 2008 in Beijing, China.
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Softball should be reinstated - HardingTanya Harding speaks about the popularity of softball and how the exciting competition at the Beijing 2008 Games shows why it should be reinstated for the 2016 Games and beyond.