London 2012 Women's Beach Volleyball Finals: Results, Photos
The 2012 Summer Olympics Beach Volleyball gold medal event takes place Wednesday, August 8 at the Horse Guards Parade.
USA Teams Keri Walsh Jennings with teammate Misty May-Treanor and April Ross with teammate Jennifer Kessy.
Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor came back twice from uniquely ominous places to pull out a 22-20, 22-20 victory in a women's Olympic beach volleyball semifinal match Tuesday against China's Xue Chen and Zhang Xi.
Ross and Kessy had lost nine times to Brazil's Larissa Franca and Juliana Silva before finally beating them in the other semifinal amid a steady rain, 15-21, 21-19, 15-12.
Two teams from the same country have not met for a gold medal since Brazil in the sport's Olympic debut in 1996.
Bronze Medal Match Final Results
Brazilian team Juliana Silva and Larissa Franca competed against China's team Chen Xue and Xi Zhang for the Bronze Medal match and beat them in two out of the three sets, 11-21, 21-19, 15-12.
Gold Medal Match Final Results
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings: Gold Medal
April Ross and Jennifer Kessy : Silver Medal
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings beat April Ross and Jennifer Kessy 21-16, 21-16.