Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Olympic medalists Kerri Walsh and April Ross qualify for the Rio OlympicsPhoto through Rey Del Rio/Getty Snap shots

Olympic medalists Kerri Walsh and April Ross qualify for the Rio OlympicsPhoto through Rey Del Rio/Getty Snap shots
          8 American seaside volleyball players have punched their tickets for the 2016 Summer time Olympics in August. Two guys’s and Two ladies’s pairs have secured spots within the line-up of 24 teams who will compete on the picturesque Copacabana seaside in Rio de Janeiro.
Group Usa will be represented by means of four girls: April Ross (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Kerri Walsh Jennings (San Jose, Calif.); Lauren Fendrick (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Brooke Sweat (Fortress Myers, Fla.), and 4 guys: Phil Dalhausser (Ormond seaside, Fla.) and Nick Lucena (Davie, Fla.); Jake Gibb (Bountiful, Utah) and Casey Patterson (Manhattan beach, Calif.).
While these 8 watch for an expected rubber-stamped approval by the us Olympic Committee, they are able to now set their sights on the Summer Games, after dueling towards loads of different groups over an 18-month, FIVB seaside Volleyball qualification period.

This octet is headed by means of 4 returning Olympians. Walsh Jennings once more is targeted on triumphing the gold, after reaching a 3-peat along with her beyond partner Misty Can also-Treanor on the 2012 London Olympics. She once more is getting back from shoulder surgical operation that has saved her on an off the courtroom for the duration of the qualification duration.
Walsh said in a U.S.A. Volleyball press release, “This journey has been no exception and yet it is been complete of its own magic. I am proud, I am grateful and we are very happily in it to win it… each unmarried day."
This time round she pairs up with Ross, who received the silver in London with former teammate Jennifer Kessy.  Walsh and Ross completed first inside the provisional Olympic ratings, and have partnered for nearly 3 years. Weathering Walsh's damage.
The mythical Dalhausser, a Beijing Olympics gold medalist, returns to the Summer Video games with lengthy-time friend and comparatively new associate, Nick Lucena. The two shaped their alliance in August and rode the wild wave all of the way to reaching second within the provisional Olympic standings.
"It's miles a big honor to be playing in the Olympics and representing the U.S.," Lucena said. "playing with Phil has been a variety of a laugh. He is been, in my view, the high-quality player in the international for a long time.
Gibb, a Two-time 5th region finisher on the last Two Summer time Olympics, returns with new teammate Patterson.  The 2, ranked sixth provisionally, have honed their partnership, having paired in early 2013.
remaining, Fendrick and Sweat tied the sand knot starting in 2014, and have never seemed back.  Whilst ranked thirteenth in the standings, they're a valid dark horse at the Rio Olympics.
Sweat stated, "We worked difficult the remaining 3 years to get so far. it's continually an honor to put on U.S.A. on your again, and to do it on the Olympics, it's now not some thing a variety of athletes get to revel in."




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