Prediction: The US Will Win Gold in Women’s Beach Volleyball
OK, I have that one secured after April Ross and Jen Kessy defeated Larissa Franca and Juliana Felisberta Silva (BRA) in a incredible three-set match: 15-21, 21-19, and 15-12 ending a nine-game losing streak to Brazil.(They had defeated Franca and Silva in the 2009 World Championships, previously.)
Ross and Kessy, who have played together since 2007, will face two-time gold medal winners Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh in the finals. (Ross and Kessy did beat Treanor and Walsh at an AVP tournament in 2008.) For Ross and Kessy, the #4 seed in the Olympic tournament, this is their first Olympic Games.
(Image of Ross and Kessy is copyright of NBCOlympics.com)