USA Beach Volleyball: Kerri Walsh-Jennings Goes For Threepeat With Misty May-Treanor

SARATOGA, CA - JUNE 19: Olympic Gold Medalist Vollyballer Kerri Walsh talks about the painting of her titled "Six Feet of Sunshine's" on June 19, 2012 in Saratoga, California. The painting was created by artist Les Rogers for Oakley and Kerri for "Beyond Reason" Approach to Performance. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images for Oakley)

Could the beach volleyball duo of Kerri Walsh-Jennings and Misty May-Treanor earn their third straight Olympic gold medal in London?

Kerri Walsh-Jennings and Misty May-Treanor are going for their third straight gold medal at the Olympics in women's beach volleyball. Walsh and May were dominant in Athens, then managed a mild upset by winning on Chinese soil against the number one Chinese squad in Beijing.

This will be their final Olympics together as May-Treanor (35 years old) expects to retire after this game. Walsh-Jennings is more ambiguous and might be open to returning in 2016 at Rio, although she is 33 years old. They'll be entering this tournament ranked No. 3 behind teams from both Brazil (Larissa and Juliana) and China (Xue Chen and Zhang Xi).

Walsh's ties to the Bay Area come from the very beginning, where she was born in Santa Clara. She went on to attend Stanford in college and earn All-American status four years and won two national championships. She is one of the most decorated beach volleyballers in the history of the game and figures to be one of those perfectly capable fo making history in London.

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