Gold medal favorite: May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh - U.S.
Venue: Chaoyang Park
China’s Xue and Zhang Xi had a fairly easy win over Brazil’s Talita and Renata from Brazil to win the bronze medal in the women’s beach volleyball.
China’s Tian Jia/Wang also have a chance to win gold in the same event when they play Walsh/May-Treanor from the United States.
The match is scheduled to start at 11:00A.M. [...]
Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor beat Brazil to make it through to the final against China’s Wang Jie and Tian Jia.
“We’ll just have to pretend the crowd is cheering for us,” May-Treanor said.
The match is scheduled for Thursday morning at 9:00A.M. Beijing time. The United States team have won 12 straight Olympic matches.
“We don’t [...]
While the patch of rain earlier today delayed the start of the tennis, it was no problem for the beach volleyball.
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh from the United States beat Japan’s Chiaki Kusuhara and Mika Teru Saiki 21-12, 21-15.
“It felt good out there, it was our first time on centre. But it’s so humid it [...]
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Nummerdor/Schuil (Netherlands) defeated Laciga M./Schnider (Switzerland) - 42 - 29
Tian Jia/Wang (China) defeated Kuhn/Schwer (Switzerland) - 42 - 30
Barnett/Cook (Australia) defeated Uryadova/Shiryaeva (Russian Fed.) - 55 - 41
Ricardo/Emanuel (Brazil) defeated Fernandes/Morais (Angola) - 42 -21
AustraliaSchacht/Slack (Australia) defeated GeorgiaGeor/Gia (Georgia) - 42 -36
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I can’t believe we are finally away. I am sure it was hard for the athletes competing this morning as the opening ceremony went pretty late. I think it would have been hard for them to sleep with all of the excitement.
There a total of seven gold medals up for grabs today in [...]
May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh have proved to been a powerhouse in the women’s beach volleyball.
May-Treanor has now won 100 career tournaments out of just 153 events. The pair have won 16 tournament titles now in a row and won 90 consecutive matches in a row.
“It’s a team sport so I look at [...]
Brazilian beach volleyball star Julian said she will be competing in the Beijing Olympics despite a knee injury that has kept her out of action for a month.
“Today I can tell, I’ll be in Beijing,” she said on Tuesday, her 25th birthday. “I don’t feel any pain on my knee and the possibility to make [...]