Kerri Walsh Jennings is ready to win Olympic gold in 2016. More than a year out, she’s already talking about it as a done deal, confident that she and her partner will stand at the top of the podium in Brazil.
“When I started pre-season training this year, the hunger, it’s fully back,” Walsh Jennings told Yahoo Sports over lunch on Wednesday. “We want to be the best, without hesitation. We want everyone to know that we’re the best.”
It’s easy to understand such confidence from a woman who’s claimed the last three Olympic gold medals in women's beach volleyball, a sport that has only awarded five gold medals overall since being added in 1996. What’s strange is seeing her say it while sitting next to someone other than longtime partner Misty May-Treanor.
In 2016, for the first time, Walsh Jennings will pursue gold with a different partner, April Ross.
Ross is one of the women Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor defeated in the gold-medal match in London. She and former partner Jen Kessy had Read More »from Still a year out, Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross are ready for Rio