Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh Jennings Win Third Gold Medal

Celebrity News Aug. 8, 2012 AT 8:30PM
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings on August 8, 2012 in London, England. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings on August 8, 2012 in London, England. Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Disclaimer: The 2012 London Olympic events take place five hours ahead of US EST, but Us Weekly is reporting the results as they happen and before they air on NBC during primetime hours.

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings competed for their third Olympic gold medal Wednesday against fellow Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross -- and won it!

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Their victory made them the first three-time gold medalists in Olympic beach volleyball history, and pushed their winning streak to 21 matches. 

May-Treanor, 35, and Walsh Jennings, 33, danced in the sand and took a victory lap after their 21-16, 21-16 victory over Kessy and Ross. The winners have played together for 11 years, and Walsh Jennings told NBC after the match, "Misty and I have something really special. The world knows it, we know it, and we embrace it."

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"It's insane. It doesn't feel like it's real," she added. "I told Misty when we were getting our medals, 'If I wake up tomorrow and we have to replay this match, I'm going to be furious.' Because it feels like I'm in a dream. It truly feels surreal and it didn't feel like that the first two times for whatever reason. But this, it's almost too good to be true." 

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May-Treanor is retiring after the London Games and said, "I'm a little speechless right now, because I can't believe this is my last match."

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