US defeats Australia to win gold medal in women’s beach volleyball

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TOKYO (Reuters) – April Ross and Alix Klineman from the United States won the gold medal in the women’s beach volleyball by defeating Australia’s Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy in the final on Friday.

The silver medal was awarded to Australia’s Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy, and the bronze medal went to Swiss duo Anouk Verge-Depre and Joana Heidrich.

(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

Photo Alix Klineman (L) and April Ross (R) of the US react during the Beach Volleyball Women’s Gold Medal match between the US and Australia of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Shiokaze Park in Tokyo, Japan, 06 August 2021. EPA-EFE/WU HONG