updated - May 18, 2013 Saturday EDT
The beach volleyball Olympics 2012 is heating up and the U.S. teams are getting better than ever. In two straights sets against American rivals Jennifer Kessey and April Ross, May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings, the most successful women's Olympic volleyball team of all time, captured their third consecutive gold medal, in their last match together.
Playing in the Summer Games together for the last time, the twice-defending champions extended their unbeaten streak to 21 in a row - through Athens, Beijing and now London - by defeating Jennifer Kessy and April Ross 21-16, 21-16 in an all-American final on Wednesday night.
May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings defeated Ross and Kessy in two sets, 21-16 and 21-18, in London on Wednesday.
The first set was point-for-point until a May-Treanor kill at 15-13. She and Walsh Jennings confidently cruised to a 21-16 win, playing mistake-free volleyball in stark contrast to their first-set struggles against China in the semifinals.
"It's insane. It doesn't feel like it's real," Walsh Jennings said. "I told Misty when we were getting our medals: 'If I wake up tomorrow and we have to replay this match, I'm going to be furious.' Because it feels like I'm in a dream.
"It truly feels surreal and it didn't feel like that the first two times for whatever reason. But this, it's almost too good to be true."
Earlier Wednesday, Brazil's Juliana and Larissa beat Xue Chen and Zhang Xi of China to win the bronze.
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