Riverside, California 2021-08-04 22:48:53 –
This victory will allow the United States to win beach volleyball medals at the seventh consecutive Summer Olympics.
The American “Team A” has advanced to the gold medal match of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament.
April Ross and Alix Klineman defeated Switzerland 21-12, 21-11 at Shiokaze Park on Thursday, winning at least a silver medal. This is Ross’s third medal, winning a silver medal in London and a bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro. Kleinman is the first Olympic athlete.
The United States will face Australia, which has won other semifinals.
Switzerland’s Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergédepre will play in a bronze match against Latvia.
Americans never dragged on the first set. After losing their second first point, they rolled off three straight points to take the lead they never let go.
The victory also guarantees the United States the beach volleyball medal for the seventh consecutive Summer Olympics. It’s all of them since sports were added to the Atlanta program in 1996.
Only Brazil has had the same success-until now. No team has been shut out for the first time in Tokyo and advanced to the semi-finals.
Travis Pitman contributed to this report.
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