Kerri Walsh-Jennings won the bronze medal in 2016 Rio Olympic Games with partner April Ross and is ready to take on her 6th Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. With 3 gold medals from Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, and London 2012, plus the aforementioned bronze medal in her cabinet, Walsh-Jennings is looking for the gold.
Walsh-Jennings had her first Olympic Games in 2000 at Sydney with the USA women’s volleyball team and then she moved to the sand and played in four consecutive games.
In an interview with Seth Davis of Yahoo Sports, Walsh-Jennings said “I’m in to go win a gold medal. That’s like, period, end of statement with regard to me.”
The Tokyo 2020 games is going to be a challenge on the court as well as off the court for Walsh-Jennings as she won’t be the only one having to make the journey.
“I’m a family of five, and this journey requires total commitment from not just myself but my kids, my husband and so many other people. If I go four more years, which I want to, I need to consider lots of things, but yes, I’m in.”
Ross and Walsh-Jennings are set to play in the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour with their first games in February at the Swatch Major Series in Fort Lauderdale. Ross had initially planned to sit the season out to try for her first child, but announced a change of plans a week ago and will instead aim for skipping the 2018 season.