For the the third straight time, the American team of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh will be playing for Olympic Gold.
May-Treanor and Walsh beat the Chinese Olympic team of Xue Chen and Zhang Xi on Tuesday night to advance to the gold medal game. Walsh and May-Treanor won the Gold medal at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and will defend their title at the 2012 London Olympics against the winner of Brazil and the other American team of Jennifer Kessy and April Ross.
“We just defeated the best team in the world for the past year. These Chinese women are great athletes… We know we have this in us, we’ve just got to go execute.”
At their last two Olympic appearances, execution wasn’t a problem. May-Treanor and Walsh swept through the 2000 and 2004 Olympics to win gold. This year, however, they lost their first Olympic set, proving that they are, in fact, beatable.
“I was furious… It’s still with me. I want to go to the practice court and fix it.”
The final semi-final game of the women’s beach volleyabll tournament at the 2012 London Olympics will happen tonight at 9 p.m. London time. The American team of Jennifer Kessy and April Ross will face Brazil’s Larissa Franca and Juliana Silva.
Do you think two American teams will face off for gold? Will Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh win their third gold medal?