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April Ross wants to start family after Rio Olympics, return for Tokyo 2020

FIVB Fuzhou Open

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Olympic silver medalist beach volleyball player April Ross wants to follow the path of partner Kerri Walsh Jennings, hoping to have a child between Olympic appearances.

“Before Tokyo [2020 Olympics] I would definitely like to have a kid,” said Ross, 32, according to the Daily Pilot in California. “I hope to have one in the first two years after Rio and come back for Tokyo.”

The three-time Olympic champion Walsh Jennings had two children between Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and another in 2013. Walsh Jennings, 36, told the newspaper she wants to have a fourth child after the Rio Olympics, expected to be her fifth and final Olympics.

Ross and Walsh Jennings opened their 2015 FIVB World Tour season with a third-place finish at the Fuzhou Open in China in April.

Ross’ partner from the London Olympics, Jennifer Kessy, had a child in August and returned to competition this season with Emily Day.

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