Nicole Richardson

1970 -

Victorian Nicole Richardson was a member of the Australian team which won a bronze medal as softball made its Olympic debut in 1996. The team’s Atlanta campaign got off to a shaky start, losing its first match to China 6-0. It then found form, winning five of its next six qualification round matches, including a memorable 2-1 win over the United States. Richardson crossed the plate in that match for the first run, having started on second base in the tenth extra inning when Jo Brown hit a homer. In the medal round, Australia beat Japan 3-0 but lost again to its nemesis, China, 4-2, ensuring the team a bronze medal. Richardson was inducted into the Softball Australia Hall of Fame in 2004.

Olympic Results

1996 Atlanta

Softball - Women
Preliminaries 2-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 0-0, 0-0, 3-0 CHN 6-0 Loss
Preliminaries 0-0, 1-0, 2-0, 1-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0 TPE 4-0 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-2, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-X PUR 0-2 Loss
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0 NED 1-0 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 4-0, 0-0, 6-0 JPN 10-0 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-2 USA 1-2 Win
Preliminaries 0-2, 0-0, 0-0, 2-0, 0-3, 0-0, 0-X CAN 2-5 Win
Semi Final 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 0-0, 2-0 JPN 3-0 Win
Final - Bronze Match 0-0, 1-2, 0-0, 1-0, 1-0, 0-0, 1-0 CHN 4-2 Loss
Final Placing 3 / 8