May-Treanor, Walsh Jennings go out with third straight gold

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LONDON (AP) — Misty May-Treanor danced on the sand and then off it, taking a victory lap around the court before leaving Horse Guards Parade with Kerri Walsh Jennings as the first three-time gold medalists in Olympic beach volleyball history.

Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor extended their Olympic winning streak to 21 straight — unbeaten in Athens, Beijing and now London — with a 21-16, 21-16 victory over Jen Kessy and April Ross on Wednesday night in an all-American championship game. “Misty and I have something really special. The world knows it, we know it, and we embrace it,” Walsh Jennings told NBC after the match.