In yesterday's women's beach volleyball finals, the US pair of Kerri Walsh and Misty May won the gold easily, defeating a pair from Brazil, 21-17 and 21-11. During the Games, Walsh and May did not drop a single set to an opponent. The gold was the first by the American women since beach volleyball became a medal sport in 1996. The other American duo of Holly McPeak and Elaine Youngs, who were defeated by Walsh and May, won the bronze medal match, defeating a team from Australia.
Last year, the pair of Walsh and May went on a 90 match win streak, a mark that spanned 15 tournaments and only ended when May suffered an abdominal injury. It looks like that dominance has returned. Photos of the pair celebrating made Gothamist a little hot under the collar...wow!
The beach volleyball event has not been without controversy in these Olympics. The matches feature loud music and a set of dancing cheerleaders wearing standard issue skimpy outfits.
In what seemed like a fitting irony, the Brazilian women defeated the Americans in indoor volleyball. The US women were thought to be medal contenders, but losses early on gave them a harder road to the finals, which proved to be their downfall.