Quest for Gold – Episode 22: USA Softball Pitcher Monica Abbott on Returning to Olympics: ‘I Don’t Want To Have Those ‘What Ifs'”

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Monica Abbott of United States pitches against Canada during the second inning Softball Women Grand Final at Softball Field of Complejo Deportivo Villa Maria del Triunfo on Day 15 of Lima 2019 Pan American Games on August 10, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Leonardo Fernandez/Getty Images)

On this week’s episode of Quest for Gold:

10 U.S. boxers have taken another step to qualifying for the Olympics in Tokyo.

Kelly Slater’s Olympic dreams are still alive.

You won’t believe how much a piece of Olympic history sold for at auction!

And we talk with USA Softball player Monica Abbott.  She won silver on the 2008 team as the youngest member on the team.  Now at 34 years old, she’s among two returning American players to the returning Olympic sport.  She talks about the “upset” she experienced in 2008, seeking redemption, and bringing her leadership and experience to a new team of American softball standouts.

 

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WGN’s Ryan Burrow hosts “Quest For Gold,” a weekly update on preparations for the Summer Games. He’ll talk to athletes, coaches, reporters, and other newsmakers involved in the Olympic movement…while adding a little Chicago flavor. He’ll get updates on preparations, new sports, local Olympians, and reinvestigate what went wrong in Chicago’s bid for the 2016 games. (Click for more.)

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