Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings have already earned gold medals for in the “Best Winning Faces” competition as far as we’re concerned! But today the duo are competing for the woman’s beach volleyball glory after besting the Chinese team yesterday in the semi finals. “We just defeated the best team in the world for the past year. These Chinese women are great athletes,” Walsh-Jennings said over the stadium sound system after the win. “We know we have this in us, we’ve just got to go execute.”
We know that these two have got it going on, of course they’ve got what it takes! Plus they have the track record to prove it. The two California natives have earned the gold twice before at the Beijing and Athens Olympics back in 2008 and 2004 respectively, and they’re fired up to take it to the sand in London. They’ve been kicking ass and taking names, becoming the first players to successfully defend their title since beach volleyball became an Olympic sport in 1996. Many have called them the greatest beach volleyball duo of all time, and who are we to say otherwise?
Yet we always find ourselves going back to one thing: Their game faces! We especially love those post win excitment cheers. Let’s hope we see another one today! The match is set for 9 PM London time (that’s 4 PM for us in the east coast) so we’ll see you then.