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Two-time Olympians Misty May and Kerri Walsh defeat China’s beach volleyball pair Zhang Xi and Xue Chen to possible 3rd gold

August 7th, 2012 2 comments

China’s Zhang Xi (张希) and Xue Chen (薛晨)

America’s Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings

I just watched two of my favorite teams in the London 2012 Olympics compete on NBC: two-time Olympians American pair Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings and China’s Zhang Xi (张希) and Xue Chen (薛晨). The American pair won in closely contested sets, 22-20 and 22-20. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Chinese team lost to the pair and settled for bronze. Since then, they have defeated Kerri Walsh and Misty May three times, including at the recent 2012 Beach Volleyball Moscow Grand Slam. It was intense and a true contest of will. Congratulations to the American team. If the pair wins again, it will be 3 Olympic golds; a truly impressive feat! Read more…