May-Treanor's retirement brings an end to the sport's greatest pairing
May-Treanor and Walsh's accomplishment may never be equalled
London, Great Britain,
August 24, 2012 – Three weeks after the end of the London Olympics, the
FIVB reflects on the amazing pairing of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri
Walsh. With May-Treanor's retirement from beach volleyball, a truly
great team enters the history books.
May-Treanor, who turned 35 on July 30, and Walsh, who turned 34 on
August 15, will leave a legacy in the sport of beach volleyball unlikely
to be equalled. In the short of it, they won 21 consecutive Olympic
beach volleyball matches without a loss and earned a golden hat trick as
their crowning glory. In the process, these queens of the court
achieved an unbelievable 42-1 win-loss record in Olympic sets played.