Service! The sand is getting hot in Rio as American’s Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross take on China’s Fan Wang and Yuan Yue in the preliminary stage of the women’s Olympic beach volleyball tournament. Watch the live stream from Brazil online on Aug. 8th at 11pm EST. here!
Can anyone stop the American women’s beach volleyball team consisting of veteran Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross? Not likely, but China is hoping the young team of Fan Wang and Yuan Yue can give the dominating Americans a hard time. China and USA will face off during Pool C’s preliminary tournament play. CLICK HERE TO WATCH USA VS. CHINA WOMEN’S BEACH VOLLEYBALL LIVE STREAM.
The American team has some momentum heading into this match. They just swept the Australians 2-0, also in Pool C play. The Australian team of Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Nicole Laird were no match for the American ladies. Despite Kerri battling through an off-season dealing with surgeries to help with injuries, she and her new partner April looked dominant as they handled the Aussies in straight sets. Kerri really can do it all, even play while pregnant like she has in the past! The Aussies were to be the biggest challenge for the American women and having handled them with authority, the Chinese team should be a walk in the park.
But do not underestimate the will to win for the team from China. Both players may be smaller than the American team but what they lack in size, they make up in speed and agility. The quickness and athleticism from the duo from China may pose problems for the American’s who have not faced this pair before in tournament action.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about the Americans taking on China on the sand during this epic preliminary match? Do you think the Americans will crush the competition or do you think that China has a chance at stealing a victory here? Let us know if you will be watching this exciting game from Rio!