Friday, August 31, 2012

The Beauty of Sport, Part Two: Beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh-Jennings

Kerri Walsh-Jennings just completed a chapter in her life, which happened to be a story of one of the greatest beach volleyball teams of all time.


She and her partner, Misty May-Treanor, whom I featured back in March 2007, won three straight Olympic gold medals in women's beach volleyball (2004, 2008, 2012) and won 32 Olympic sets in a row before being defeated in one set by a team from Austria at the London Olympics.  But they still hung on to win the tournament anyway.

Misty May-Treanor is retiring, but Kerri Walsh-Jennings plans to solider on with a new partner, who is to be determined.  But I've already determined that it just won't be the same.   

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