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London 2012 - Horse Guards Parade at dusk, an iconic location for Olympic beach volleyball action.
7/31/2012 4:30:00 PM
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Court maintenance at Horse Guards Parade
London 2012 - Crews rake the sand during a break in the action in women’s volleyball.
American fan ready for gold medal match
London 2012 - A young American fan anticipates the USA versus USA gold medal match in women’s beach volleyball.
Way to go teammate!
London 2012 - Kerri Walsh Jennings encourages Misty May-Treanor during the gold medal match in women’s volleyball.
Walsh blocks Kessy
London 2012 - Kerri Walsh Jennings blocks an attack from Jennifer Kessy. Both teams from USA compete for gold in women’s beach volleyball.
Over Kessy’s block
London 2012 - Jennifer Kessy’s 180cm/5’11” frame even fully extended is not enough to stop a looping shot from Kerri Walsh Jennings during the USA versus USA gold medal women’s volleyball match.
Third consecutive gold for May and Walsh
London 2012 - Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor embrace to celebrate winning their third consecutive Olympic gold medal in women’s beach volleyball.
Kessy’s salute for silver
London 2012 - Jennifer Kessy salutes the supportive crowd as she and April Ross fall to the other American team to take the silver in the Olympic women’s volleyball tournament.
Way to go, Mommy!
London 2012 - Kerri Walsh Jennings shares the winning celebration with her sons Sundance and Joey.
Celebrating gold with friends and family
London 2012 - Misty May-Treanor holds one of Kerri Walsh Jennings’ two sons while Kerri is congratulated by friends and family. The two Americans celebrate winning their third straight gold medal in women’s beach volleyball.
Golds, silvers, and smiles for USA
London 2012 - Two teams from the United States take home the top two honors in women’s beach volleyball. From left to right, in gold Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, and in silver April Ross and Jennifer Kessy.
London 2012 - Juliana Silva rises to a commanding block against an attack from China in bronze medal action in women’s beach volleyball.
Xi Zhang gets low to dig
London 2012 - China’s Xi Zhang puts one knee to the sand to pass to teammate Chen Xue in the women’s beach volleyball bronze medal match against Brazil.
Xi Zhang’s left handed spike
London 2012 - Xi Zhang of China is especially effective hitting from the right side of the court with her picture perfect left handed swing. Xi is the most effective attacker with 23 kills in the bronze medal beach volleyball match against Brazil, yet China lose the match in three sets.
Made in the shade at Horse Guards Parade
London 2012 - Spectators enjoy the women’s volleyball bronze medal match played at the Horse Guards Parade venue.
Brazil women rally to win bronze
London 2012 - After losing the first set to China 11-21, Brazil’s Juliana Silva and Larissa Franca celebrate winning the next two sets, the match, and the bronze medal.
Women’s beach volleyball bronze for Brazil
London 2012 - Larissa Franca (#2) and Juliana Silva (#1) celebrate a bronze medal victory over China in women’s beach volleyball.
China place fourth in women’s beach volleyball
London 2012 - China’s Xi Zhang receives a hug from teammate Chen Xue after losing a hard fought bronze medal match to Brazil in women’s beach volleyball.
Xi Zhang and Chen Xue
London 2012 - Xi Zhang (L) and Chen Xue of China acknowledge a hard fought match lost to bronze medal winners Silva and Franca of Brazil.
Warming up under Lord Roberts
London 2012 - The statue of Lord Roberts watches Juliana Silva of Brazil during her warm up at the Horse Guards Parade side court.
Brazilians take practice swings
London 2012 - Brazil’s Larissa France takes some practice swings with Juliana Silva before entering centre court to take on China in the bronze medal match.
Working hard on the beach
London 2012 - Spain's Avira and Collado in action during a men's beach volleyball preliminary round match.
Heads or tails?
London 2012 - a women's beach volleyball referee tosses a coin for ends in a preliminary round match.
Khomyakova the net
London 2012 - Ekaterina Khomyakova returns a shot in a women's beach volleyball preliminary round match.
Coiled to explode
London 2012 - At 209cm in height (6’9”), Phil Dalhausser of the USA coils to release an explosive jump serve.
April's a bit handy
London 2012 - April Ross of Team USA thumps back a return during women's beach volleyball preliminary round action.
April Ross in action
London 2012 - April Ross of the USA keeps an eagle eye on the action in a women's beach volleyball preliminary round match.
London 2012 - Russia’s Ekaterina Khomyakova set up to blast a shot at team Canada during an evening women’s beach volleyball preliminary match.
London 2012 - Ekaterina Khomyakova serves for Russia in a preliminary match of women’s beach volleyball.
London 2012 - Annie Martin of Canada leaps to send a powerful shot at team Russia in women’s beach volleyball pool play.
Ukolova on the move
London 2012 - Evgeniya Ukolova (RUS) scurries to defend in pool play action.
I’ve got it!
London 2012 - Both Ekaterina Khomyakov and Evgeniya Ukolova of Russia are in position to dig a free ball during a pool play match.
London 2012 - Russian Ekaterina Khomyakova between points in preliminary women’s volleyball play.
Hit it, teammate!
London 2012 - Ekaterina Khomyakova of Russia sets then watches teammate Evgeniya Ukolova whack a shot in women’s beach volleyball.
Martin in action
London 2012 - Canada's Annie Martin in action in women's beach volleyball preliminary play.
London 2012 - Spain's Adrian Gavira Collado celebrates a point during a preliminary round match in the men's beach volleyball.
Khomyakova to serve
London 2012 - Russia's Ekaterina Khomyakova prepares to serve in a women's beach volleyball preliminary round match.
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