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Injured Kerri Walsh Jennings learning to hold back

Kerri Walsh Jennings learning to hold back as she deals with shoulder injury

Injured Kerri Walsh Jennings learning to hold back

NEW YORK (AP) -- Three-time beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings may serve underhand this month at the World Series of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach, California.

What's important is that she's competing there. Walsh Jennings dislocated her right shoulder for the second time last month, and she and partner April Ross need to enter enough events to qualify for next year's Rio Olympics.

Known for her power, Walsh Jennings will need to rely on her defense and Ross' skills in Long Beach on Aug. 21-23 and at events in Poland and Brazil they hope to compete at in subsequent weeks.

Walsh Jennings won three consecutive gold medals with Misty May-Treanor, who retired after the London Games. Walsh Jennings then teamed with Ross, who won silver in London with Jennifer Kessy.


Updated : 2021-09-20 13:37 GMT+08:00