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Rio Olympics: Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross bounce back to win bronze

Kerri Walsh Jennings (R) and April Ross of

Kerri Walsh Jennings (R) and April Ross of the United States celebrate a point during the Beach Volleyball Women's Bronze medal match against Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha of Brazil on day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Getty Images / Ezra Shaw

RIO DE JANEIRO — Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross have won the beach volleyball bronze medal, coming back after losing the first set to beat the host Brazilians at Copacabana.

The win comes less than 24 hours after Walsh Jennings lost on the Olympic beach for the first time in 27 matches over four Summer Games.

Walsh Jennings, a three-time gold medalist, delivered a pair of blocks for the final two points on Wednesday night to win 17-21, 21-17, 15-9.

Brazil’s loss still leaves the home country with two beach volleyball medals at the games.

Agatha and Barbara were scheduled to play Germany in the women’s championship later Wednesday night. Alison and Bruno were in the men’s gold medal match on Thursday.


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