O Showdown: Beach Volleyball Stars Larissa & Juliana Top Walsh & May at FIVB World Championships in Rome
There was fierce firepower on both sides of the net. The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships went down in Rome with the powerful Oakley Brazilian duo of Larissa Franca and Juliana Silva facing off against fellow Olympic Star Kerri Walsh and her partner Misty May-Treanor. And as expected, it was a battle to the end. But the South American pair edged their American counterparts, 21-17, 13-21, 16-14, to claim their first Gold in the ancient city. The vibrant Brazilians lost twice in the World Championship Finals up to this year, including 2005 when they ran up against the wall that was May-Treanor and Walsh. They also secured a bronze medal in 2007. But this year, they were in form and a handful for anyone on the Planet to face.
The 2010 FIVB Champions haven’t missed a beat. Oakley’s Beach Volleyball Star Phil Dalhausser (and partner Todd Rogers) picked up right where they left off last season with a crushing season opener victory in Brasilia, topping Brazilians Emanuel Rego and Alison Cerutti, (21-18, 21-13) for the Gold in a mere 35 minutes of finals action. The American pair topped the “home team” on their own turf for the second year in a row, after taking an intense round four showdown that stretched out to three games (16-21, 21-19, 15-11). On the women’s side of the net, Oakley’s Volleyball Star Kerri Walsh and long-time partner in domination Misty May-Treanor appeared together as a pair professionally since 2008 – when both Olympic Gold Medalists took breaks from their careers to start families. Considering the amount of time passed since playing together, Brasilia was more than solid as they blasted their way to finals to challenge fellow Oakley athletes and Brazilians Juliana Felisberta Silva and ...
We love using the phrase “Perform Beautifully.” But few are as dominant at the “perform” part than Oakley’s Beach Volleyball Star Kerri Walsh. With a new found fire after reuniting with long-time beach partner Misty May-Treanor, she’s set to smash on rivals…every so beautifully that is…in her new bikini collection. The two are Globetrotting and amping up for another run at their third Gold Medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Watch out Kerri, scope out the new Oakley Swimsuit Line and check out her feature in the magazine!