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Beach Volleyball Women's Gold Medal Match: Misty May-Treanor And Kerri Walsh-Jennings Champions Again

It was all Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings. Once they got to their third straight final, they were not about to be denied. The Long Beach State grad May-Treanor along with her Stanford partner Walsh-Jennings dominated their USA counterparts Jennifer Kessy and April Ross (who went to school at USC and hail from the Los Angeles area), winning in straight sets 21-16, 21-16. It's their third straight gold medal.

May-Treanor and Walsh-Jennings dropped only one set (their only set in THREE straight Olympics that they've dropped) en route to victory. They rolled through Australia, the Czech Republic and Austria (losing their only set here) to win pool play, then beat the Netherlands 2-0 in the Round of 16, Italy 2-0 in the quarterfinals, and China 2-0 in the semis.

The United States sweeps the top of the medal podium in women's beach volleyball by going one and two, and May-Treanor and Walsh-Jennings stand on top once again as queens of the sand.

Check out the overall medal count through Sports Illustrated for every country.

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