For the last three consecutive Olympics, the pair has been winning the gold in the women beach volleyball. This time it was an all-American final that was expected to be competitive, but there was no upset possible as Kerri Walsh Jennings, Misty May-Treanor two women army went on to win the match and the third gold medal of their Olympic career.
Usain Bolt and even Michael Phelps might have dreamt of such complete dominance over the sport they represented, while for a Usain Bolt there is Ryon Blake and for Michael Phelps there is Ryan Lochte, there is no such top class rival to Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor.
They are the lords or queens of the beach Volleball and don’t really have any rival.
Defending champions Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor won Olympic gold in women’s beach volleyball 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 defence 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.