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Olympic seashore volleyball legend Kerri Walsh Jennings plans on making the 2020 Tokyo Olympics the ultimate Video games of her profession.
The Related Press (h/t USA At this time) reported as a lot Thursday, noting she is going to flip 42 years outdated throughout these Olympics.
“I’ve no companion. I simply got here off two surgical procedures, and I do know I’ll win gold in Tokyo,” she stated of the challenges forward and her plans, per the AP. “… It makes this one and this journey that rather more significant.”
In response to the AP, the surgical procedures had been on her proper shoulder and left ankle. She solely simply began utilizing the shoulder along with her regular movement a mere three weeks in the past.
Walsh Jennings stated she most likely would have retired in 2016 had she gained the gold in Rio de Janeiro with companion April Ross. Slightly, she settled for bronze and snapped her streak of three consecutive golds within the sand volleyball competitors.
She captured gold in 2004 in Athens, 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London with companion Misty Could-Treanor, and the duo rapidly grew synonymous with the game amongst American viewers who watched their Olympic dominance.
Walsh Jennings stated she has narrowed her decisions for a companion in Tokyo to 2 girls and is motivated by her failure to win gold in Rio throughout her first Video games since Could-Treanor retired.
The motivation is obvious now: retire on prime with one other gold medal in her closing Olympics.