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May-Treanor, Walsh Jennings Capture Third Beach Volleyball Gold

By James Fish
Epoch Times Staff
Created: August 8, 2012 Last Updated: August 13, 2012
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Kerri Walsh Jennings (L) and Misty May-Treanor of the United State celebrate winning their third Gold medal in Women's Beach Volleyball on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Kerri Walsh Jennings (L) and Misty May-Treanor of the United State celebrate winning their third Gold medal in Women's Beach Volleyball on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Misty May-Treanor and Kerry Walsh Jennings will go out on top; they have won their third consecutive gold medal in women’s beach volleyball, defeating compatriots April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in two sets, 21–16, 21–16.

All four ladies are supremely talented, but May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings are the tightest, most supportive duo in the sport; or were, as they are retiring.

“This means a lot,” May-Treanor told London2012.com. “It is my last match, but I’m okay with slipping away because this has been a special finale.”

The Olympic champions have been on top of the women’s beach volleyball world for longer than their opponents have been playing internationally; this was the Kessy and Ross’r first Olympics, and most expected them to be eliminated in an earlier round.

Kessy and Ross played well, making fewer service errors and attacking with 50 percent success, but their opponents were able to capitalize on every error while hitting unreturnable spikes.

In both sets Kessy and Ross hung tight until the 14th point, and then May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings turned on the power to win to win.

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