OLYMPICS American Ross/Klineman win women's beach volleyball gold at Tokyo Olympics

OLYMPICS

American Ross/Klineman win women's beach volleyball gold at Tokyo Olympics

Xinhua

11:20, August 06, 2021

April Ross, left, of the United States, and teammate Alix Klineman celebrate a play during a women's beach volleyball Gold Medal match against Australia at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo: AP)

TOKYO, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- April Ross and Alix Klineman of the United States claimed the women's beach volleyball gold after a straight set victory at the Shiokaze Park here on Friday.

The world silver medalists fended off Mariafe Artacho/Taliqua Clancy of Australia 21-15, 21-16 to win the 30th gold for the U.S. Olympic delegation.

The victory filled Ross' collection of a full set of Olympic medals after one silver from London 2012 and a bronze from Rio 2016.

Artacho and Clancy have enough reason to be proud of their silver, as they ousted world champions Sarah Pavan/Melissa Humana-Paredes of Canada in the quarterfinals.

Anouk Verge-Depre/Joana Heidrich of Switzerland completed the podium line-up when after they defeated Tina Graudina/Anastasija Kravcenoka of Latvia 21-19, 21-15 in the bronze medal match.

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