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Americans Seal 3rd-Straight Beach Volleyball Gold

Topic: London 2012 Summer Olympics

02:16 09/08/2012
LONDON, August 8 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: beach volleyball, London Olympics, Zhang Xi, Xue Chen, Juliana Silva, Larissa Franca, Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh Jennings, London, United States

Defending champions Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor won Olympic gold in women's beach volleyball on Wednesday, beating fellow Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross in the final.

It was an unprecedented third-straight Olympic beach volleyball gold for Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor, who danced on the sand in celebration at Horse Guard's Parade after winning match point.

Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor made up for their slower serves with a calmer defense and a more pointed attack than their rivals, who took silver on their Olympic debut.

The final score was 21-16, 21-16.

Earlier in the day, Brazil’s duo of Larissa Franca and Juliana Silva won Olympic bronze, beating China’s Xue Chen and Zhang Xi in a three-set thriller.

Franca and Silva, the reigning Olympic champions, battled back from a first-set thrashing to scrape a 2-1 win.

 

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