Monica Abbott leads the USA to a win over Canada in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, pitching a complete game with a one-hit shutout.
Monica Abbott’s Hunt For Gold
Pitching a complete game, Abbott paved a path for the USA to improve to an opening-round game for 2-0.
Team USA progressed into the game by pitching in the 1st inning of the game against Canada during the opening round.
Securing a second win at the Olympics, Abbott leads the team to the mission of bagging a fourth Olympic gold medal for the USA.
The game began with team USA missing the clutch hit in the first two frames of the game while leaving five runners on the base.
As Sara Groenewegen, a starter for Canada, stricks out Michelle Moultrie, the threat minimizes for Canada. Soon after one inning, she stricks Janie Reed.
With team USA only scoring runs in the fifth inning, Canada had a better shot at scoring in the sixth game. But, the USA’s brilliant defensive play put a stop to Canada’s score.
Abbott brought the game to an end, completing the shutout with three walks and nine strikeouts. With the shutout, team USA progresses to 2-0 status, eyeing the Olympics gold medal.
Monica Abbott, defeating Canada on day two of the 2020 Olympics opening game. ( Source: Twitter)
Abbott’s Career Highlights
Beginning to play softball from an early age, Abbott received significant attention for her brilliance since her college days.
Sought after by many Universities, she chose to play for the University of Tennessee. Continuing to play in freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior years, she was honored with titles, SEC Freshman of the Year and the 2007 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year.
As she finished University, she joined the US National Team and helped the team bag several wins such as three Canada Cup titles, four World Cup of Softball Championships, and gold medals at ISF Women’s World Championships in 2006 and 2010.
Likewise, she joined the Olympics squad for the 2008 Olympics. Pitching on several games in between, she played against Japan for the gold but lost by 3-1.
Making her first appearance in the Olympics since 2008, Abbott is currently playing for the 2020 Olympics game, already securing a 2-0 record.
The multiple record holder softball professional reportedly signed a six years contract with the Houston-area Scrap Yard Dawgs for a million dollars in 2016.
However, it is concealed how much net worth she is entitled to. Given her brilliance in her profession, she undoubtedly has amassed a hefty sum.
A Look Inside Her Personal Life
Born on July 28, 1985, the athlete, aged 35, grew up in California. Her parents are Julie and Bruce Abbott, and she has four siblings, Jessica, Jared, Bina, and Gina.
Abbott is very close to her family members and often shares about them on her social media on various occasions.
Monica Abbott with her mother and father. (Source: Instagram)
As for her love life, Abbott is engaged to Jeff Bower. She made her engagement Instagram official via a video, where Jeff is on his knees holding a ring and asking her the big question.
Jeff Bower surprises Monica Abbott with an engagement ring. ( Source: Instagram)
In the video, the couple stood on a serene ocean view cottage, and the proposal video, taken from afar, clearly captured the surprise and excitement of Abbott as she sees the ring.
However, the couple hasn’t revealed their plans of getting married to this date, but we will certainly know if there happens to be any further news on their relationship update.