Silver & Bronze in Women’s VB


Not even torrential downpour and a predominantly Chinese sold out crowd could stop the USA duo of Kerri Walsh and Misty May from their second gold medal.

The last time Walsh and May lost a beach volleyball match was in July of 2007 to Tian Jia and Wang Jie of China (Oakley) and in the first set it looked like the Chinese girls were primed for another upset. But Walsh and May proved that they are in fact the best women to ever play the game by winning their second gold medal.

In the Bronze medal match, the second Chinese Team (Oakley) of Xi Zhang and Chen Xue outlasted Brazil in two games. 23-year-old Xi Zhang rocked powder blue flak jacket glasses with clear lenses to block the rain from her eyes. The hydrophobic technology came in handy this morning!


Matt Murray


August 21, 2008