USA’s Misty May-Treanor, left, and Kerri Walsh are lost in the crowd during this golden moment Wednesday night after winning their third straight Olympic gold medal as the also helped lead the final stats at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
London, Great Britain, August 8, 2012 – As could be expected with the quality of the top four seeds who also ended up to be the women’s final four, the final stats reveal that each of the final four teams were the team and individual leaders in every statistical category at this year’s beach volleyball competition of the London 2012 Olympic Games that ended Wednesday after 11 days of competition.
All the crowd-pleasing, heart-pounding action was held in the purpose-built, sold-out 15,000-seat stadium on the grounds of the iconic Horse Guards Parade as the majestic venue includes a portion of adjacent St. James Park in historic central London.
With the men’s medal matches Thursday night, the women’s medal matches saw an all-USA gold medal match where the iconic Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh won their unprecedented third consecutive gold medal by defeating compatriots Jennifer Kessy/April Ross in two sets and in the bronze medal match Brazil’s Juliana Silva/Larissa Franca came from behind to beat China’s Chen Xue/Xi Zhang producing impressive final team and individual official statistics reflect the depth and quality of the field that played so artistically, passionately and gracefully at Horse Guards Parade.
A total of 24 women’s beach volleyball teams from 17 countries started playing in London onJuly 28 in the purpose-built, sold-out 15,000-seat stadium on the grounds of the iconic Horse Guards Parade as the majestic venue also included a portion of adjacent St. James’s Park in historic central London. The women’s competition closed with the most iconic women’s team in the sport’s history taking a final golden bow.