Peta Edebone

1969 -

Peta Edebone is one of the greatest hitters ever to represent Australia in softball. The Victorian won a medal at each of her three Olympic appearances: bronze in 1996 and 2000 and silver in 2004. Edebone’s ability at the plate was vital to Australia’s medal campaigns. She was captain of the team in Athens when it reached the final. She also set an Olympic record in Sydney when she hit four home runs in the tournament, the most memorable being the match-winner against the United States in the preliminary round. At her home Olympics Edebone led all players in home runs, runs batted in and slugging percentage. Only three softball players, Natalie Ward, Tanya Harding and Melanie Roche, have participated in more Olympics for Australia than Edebone. During her career she played more than 300 international games for Australia.

Olympic Results

2004 Athens

Softball - Women
Preliminaries 0-2, 1-0, 0-0, 2-0, 1-0, 0-0, 0-0 JPN 4-2 Win
Preliminaries 0-2, 0-0, 0-0, 0-8, 0-X USA 10-0 Loss
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-X TPE 0-1 Win
Preliminaries 2-0, 2-0, 2-0, 0-0, 2-0 ITA 8-0 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 1-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0 CAN 1-0 Win
Preliminaries 2-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-2, 0-0, 0-0, 0-X GRE 2-3 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 5-0 CHN 5-0 Win
Semifinals 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-3, 0-1, 0-X USA 0-5 Loss
Bronze Medal Game 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 3-0, 0-0, 0-0 JPN 3-0 Win
Gold Medal Game 0-3, 0-0, 0-2, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 0-X USA 5-1 Loss
Final Placing 2 / 8

2000 Sydney

Softball - Women
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 1-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-2 NZL 2-3 Win
Preliminaries 1-0, 3-0, 1-0, 2-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0 ITA 7-0 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 0-0 CAN 1-0 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0 JPN 1-0 Loss
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 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 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-X CHN 0-1 Win
Preliminaries 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 5-0, 2-0, 1-1 CUB 8-1 Win
Semi Final 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0 JPN 1-0 Loss
Bronze Medal Match 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-X USA 0-1 Loss
Final Placing 3 / 8

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