Kerri Walsh Jennings breaks another beach volleyball record
Add another record to Kerri Walsh Jennings’ sand résumé.
The three-time Olympic champion won her 67th career AVP event Sunday, teaming with April Ross to beat Brooke Sweat and Lauren Fendrick 19-21, 21-15, 15-11 in the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Open final.
Walsh Jennings, a 35-year-old mother of three, broke a career AVP women’s wins tie with her triple Olympic gold partner, the retired Misty May-Treanor.
“Every single win of my 67 wins have come alongside an amazing partner, a vast, vast majority of those with Misty May-Treanor, who I love and adore and I’m so grateful for her, and then the new round is going to go with April,” Walsh Jennings said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “I feel really good to be in a group of people who have won so much. That’s my job, that’s what I want to do. I’m addicted to it.”
Earlier this season, Walsh Jennings broke the record for career women’s titles on the international FIVB Beach Volleyball tour. She and May-Treanor are the only beach volleyball players to win multiple Olympic titles. She and May-Treanor are also tied with Brazilian men’s legend Emanuel for the most World Championships -- three.
The beach volleyball season continues with events in Moscow next week (FIVB Grand Slam) and Milwaukee (AVP) the first week of July.