TVLine’s Olympics Watch coverage has focused a lot on swimmers, gymnasts and runners. And so while it’s tempting to name Aly Raisman’s Gold medal performance in the women’s gymnastics floor exercises as the highlight of my Day 11 viewing experience — who says human beings don’t have springs in their feet? — I’m going to zag where I’d usually zig and give props tobeach volleyball stars Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh for a gritty, gutsy semifinal win over Chinese duo Xi Zhang and Chen Xue by a margin of 22-20, 22-20.
Down 13-7 in the first, Walsh and May-Treanor (who are seeking their third Gold medal in London) came roaring back to tie things up with a fearsome run, putting up brutal blocks and stuffing well-placed spikes to relegate their hungry rivals to today’s Bronze-medal match. My favorite point of the match found Walsh doing “the limbo” under the net to successfully retrieve a drop shot, while her opponents froze from the sight of her derring-do.
Just as fun was Walsh and May-Treanor’s jubilant post-match celebration, which proves that with only one match left together in their sporting careers — they’ll face off against fellow Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy for the Gold today — their enthusiasm hasn’t flagged a bit.
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