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Roche, Melanie (1970 - )

Born
9 November 1970
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Olympian and Softball Player

Summary

A Softball pitcher, Melanie Roche's ability to frustrate hitters and limit scoring made her one of the most feared players in international competition. She was trusted with pitching duties in many of Australia's finest wins. Roche has also enjoyed an excellent professional career with teams in Europe and Asia.

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Events

1996
Bronze medalist at the Atlanta Olympic Games - Member of the Softball Team
2000
Bronze medalist at the Sydney Olympic Games - Member of the Softball Team
2004
Silver medalist at the Athens Olympic Games - Member of the Softball Team
2008
Bronze Medalist at the Beijing Olympic Games - Member of the Softball Team

Sources used to compile this entry: Australia at the Games, with Gordon, Harry, Australian Olympic Committee, 2006, http://corporate.olympics.com.au/index.cfm?p=25.

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