Kerri Walsh Jennings has one more opportunity to add to her already glowing Olympic resume, it is just how much more glowing she wants to make it.
Both American pairs of Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor as well as youngsters April Ross and Jen Kessy advanced to the finals, setting the stage for the most grand send off of one the most decorated beach volleyball pair in Olympic history.
Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor made Olympic history in 2008 when they repeated as gold medal champions. No team has ever won the gold three times in a row, or medaled three times in a row for that matter.
"We want to seal the deal that we're the best team that's ever happened," Walsh Jennings said Tuesday night after they advanced to their third consecutive Olympic gold medal game with a 22-20, 22-20 victory over China. "Misty has changed my life. I just love her. I want to win tomorrow for us."
In something out of a Chris Webber documentary, the women's water polo team had to overcome a severe mental miscue on their coach's part to push past Australia. Coach Adam Krikorian called a timeout when the Australians had the ball with one second left to go. Because the U.S. didn't have possession, Australia was awarded a penalty shot and subsequently scored to send the game into overtime. Luckily for Coach Krikorian, he has 19-year old Maggie Steffens on his team to bail him out. The Stanford student scored with 1:24 left in the first overtime period en route to a 11-9 win. The water polo team will face Spain for the gold medal next.
The women's basketball team used brutal defense to destroy Canada 91-48. Led by Diana Taurasi's 15 points, the four time defending champions followed up their mauling of China with another convincing win - making it seem more and more likely that the true "Dream Team" is on the women's side.