In the Olympic Ties series, we’re highlighting Olympians with ties to Blast. Read about Team Israel, Team Italy, and Team Mexico to learn how the world’s top teams train using Blast softball and baseball swing metrics. The best use Blast!
Team Australia was one of six international softball teams to claim a spot in this year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The team earned their Olympic berth by going undefeated to win the WBSC Asia Oceania Olympic Qualifier. On the world stage in Tokyo, Team Australia recently battled Canada, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and the United States.
Among the highlights of Team Australia’s Olympic run was a 1-0 shutout of Team Italy on July 22. Starter Kaia Parnaby shined in the pitcher’s circle as she blanked Team Italy, while Jade Wall knocked in the winning run.
Wall finished the Olympics with four RBIs, which ranked fourth among all players. The Australian squad also captured high rankings on other offensive leaderboards. On the OBP leaderboard, Taylah Tsitsikronis’ .600 OBP was good for third while Stacey Porter’s .471 OBP earned her fifth.
Team Australia has utilized Blast technology since 2019. The squad frequently used Blast sensors in training for the Olympics, gaining advanced insights into their swing metrics through their Blast sensors.
In addition, some of Team Australia’s players used the Rawlings Mantra bat in their Olympic preparations. The bat allows users to embed their Blast Motion sensors into the Mantra’s knob.
Now that the Tokyo Olympics have finished, Team Australia will strive to return to the world stage in the summer of 2028. Los Angeles will serve as the host for the 2028 Olympics.
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