Kerry Walsh Jennings, April Ross Claim Bronze In Olympic Women’s Beach Volleyball


Kerri Walsh Jennings came up short in her quest for a fourth straight gold, but she won’t leave the 2016 Rio Olympics without a medal.

Walsh Jennings and April Ross earned a three-set victory over Brazil’s Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita on Wednesday in the the bronze medal match at Copacabana Beach. Walsh Jennings and Ross lost the first set 21-17, but they won the last two 21-17 and 15-9 to pick up the win.

Tuesday’s shocking semifinal defeat was the first loss for Walsh Jennings in her Olympic career, but that was a distant memory as the two United States beach volleyball athletes celebrated their big win.

Thumbnail photo via Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports Images

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