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Kerri Walsh Jennings Slams NCAA and Critics Of Beach Volleyball Bikini. Rio Gold Medal

August 15, 2016
First published on:August 15, 2016
by John

Kerri Walsh Jennings, the defending gold medalist, won the quarterfinal with her partner April Ross at the first minute of her 38th birthday. 

It is obvious that when it comes to beach volleyball everyone visualises the players wearing a bikini. And beach volleyball is in full swing at the Olympic this year. 

Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross team for third beach volleyball title of year

It is obvious that when it comes to beach volleyball everyone visualises the players wearing a bikini. And beach volleyball is in full swing at the Olympic this year. 

There is still some debates going on whether or not a college beach player should wear a bikini. Kerri Walsh Jennings also shares the similar idea that the volleyball players should wear clothes which cover them up. 

Kerri Walsh Jennings was pregnant with her third child while in Olympic 2012.

Viewers Criticism on Kerri Walsh Jennings Beach Volleyball Bikini 

Kerri Walsh even argues that people should know that they are playing in the hot summer of plus 100 degrees. She says, “I think we’ve just gotta educate the public, take it with a grain of salt and make sure that we’re working hard and not playing up the sex appeal because it’s inherent anyway.” 

There were several comments on Kerri Walsh Jennings competing in full sleeves in one of her matches. As the competitions are gradually moving towards gold medal match there is a heat and excitement going around but maybe not for some viewers.Kerri in no time shut the guy down just an hour before her quarter-final match.


Screenshot of the criticism in twitter by Kerri Walsh Jennings.

Olympic Career and Achievements of Kerri Walsh Jennings

Sydney 2000 - Kerri Walsh Jennings participated in 2000 on the U.S women's indoor team. She earned a fourth-place but she missed several games during this time due to a false positive on a drug test. After being retested she was allowed to continue playing.

Athens 2004 - This was when Kerri showed her true potentiality, she and Misty May-Treanor won the gold medal in women's beach volleyball winning every set.

Beijing 2008 - Again on August 21, 2008, the pair Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor defeated the first seeded Chinese team in the final (they would have been first-seeded, but home rule put them in the #2 spot with China as the #1).

London 2012 - Again Kerri and Misty together competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Once again the pair continued to win the Olympic gold medal without losing a single set.

Rio 2016 - Kerri Walsh Jennings with Misty May-Treanor are in the Rio Olympic again as a pair. This amazing pair once again have reunited to win the gold medal again.

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings

Awards and Honour  

  • AVP Best Offensive Player (1): 2003
  • AVP Crocs Cup Champion (3): 2006–2008 (all with Misty May-Treanor)
  • AVP Most Valuable Player (2): 2003–2004
  • AVP Team of the Year (6): 2003–2008 (all with Misty May-Treanor)
  • AVP Best Defensive Player (Blocker) (1): 2008
  • FIVB Best Blocker (4): 2005–2008
  • FIVB Best Hitter (3): 2005–2007
  • FIVB Best Offensive Player (1): 2007
  • FIVB Most Outstanding (1): 2007
  • FIVB Sportsperson (4): 2005–2008
  • FIVB Tour Champion (1): 2002 (Misty May-Treanor)
  • Sportswoman of the Year Award (2): 2004 and 2006 (with Misty May-Treanor)


Some facts about Kerri Walsh Jennings

Toughest women in the Olympics 

- Kerri Walsh Jennings will become the fifth woman in history to win a gold medal for the same event at four consecutive Olympic games if she takes gold from Rio.

- If Kerri Walsh wins the Rio Olympic, she will be the world's oldest beach volleyball player. 

- Despite Kerri was pregnant in the 2012 Olympic, she won her third gold medal.

- Kerri Walsh played indoor volleyball first which rules are totally different from outdoor volleyball.

- Unlike others, she is a college graduate. Kerri graduated from in 2000 from University of Stanford,in American Studies.

Kerri Walsh Jennings with her husband Casey Jennings and three adorable children.

- Kerri Walsh Jennings with Misty May-Treanor is regarded as most leading Olympics till date. They did lose a single set in all seven matches en route to the gold. 

- Kerri always sticks to her words, even though theInternational Volleyball federation has redesigned the uniform. Kerri said she is sticking with the two piece bikini because is empowers her.

- Kerri Walsh Jennings is married to Casey Jennings and he is also professional beach volleyball player from Las Vegas.

- "Six feet of sunshine" the adorable pet name of Kerri Walsh Jennings is engraved in the wedding ring of Casey Jennings. 


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