Tanya Harding

Tanya Harding is an institution in Australian softball. Harding is one of only three softballers to have played in every Australian Olympic Team since softball was admitted to the Olympic program in 1996 (along with Melanie Roche and Natalie Ward). Harding pitched countless winning games for Australia, leading to medals in every Olympic appearance- silver in Athens 2004 and bronze in Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008. The Queenslander was ranked in the top five pitchers in the world for over a decade.

Olympic Results

2008 Beijing

Softball - Women
Preliminaries - Game 04 - JPN v AUS 0-3, 3-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-X JPN 4-3 Loss
Preliminaries - Game 06 - USA v AUS 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-2, 0-X USA 3-0 Loss
Preliminaries - Game 09 - CHN v AUS 1-0, 2-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0 CHN 1-3 Win
Preliminaries - Game 15 - AUS v TPE 0-1, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 2-0, 1-0, 0-0 TPE 3-1 Win
Preliminaries - Game 19 - NED v AUS 0-0, 2-0, 0-0, 2-0, 0-0, 0-0, 4-0 NED 0-8 Win
Preliminaries - Game 23 - AUS v CAN 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 3-0 CAN 4-0 Win
Preliminaries - Game 28 - VEN v AUS 4-0, 1-0, 0-0, 4-0, 0-2 VEN 2-9 Win
Semifinals - Game 30 - 3rd v 4th 0-0, 1-0, 1-3, 1-0, 0-0, 2-0, 0-0 CAN 5-3 Win
Final (Bronze Medal Game) - Game 31 - L29 v W30 1-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-2, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 1-1, 0-1 JPN 3-4 Loss
Final Placing 3 / 8

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