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Just before the yearlong torch was snuffed out in Tokyo, Team USA edged out China for the most Olympic gold medals to wrap up the Games, aided by three last-minute gold medals from athletes with Austin ties.

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Cat Osterman is retiring from softball after a 17-year Olympic career and three Olympic medals. (USA Softball/Twitter)

Nearly two decades after her debut with the University of Texas and 17 years after her first Olympic gold, softball icon Cat Osterman stepped off the Olympic pitcher's mound for the last time with a silver medal to take back home.

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Cat Osterman and the rest of Team USA won the silver medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. (USA Softball Women's National Team)

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