Misty May-Treanor and her partner Kerri Walsh won gold medals in beach volleyball at the summer Olympics of in Athens , in Beijing and in London. May-Treanor and Walsh have been the dominant beach volleyball team of their era; among other accomplishments, they went a perfect during the season, and won straight matches during the years and The next year she quit the classic six-person-per-side game in favor of professional beach volleyball with its two-person teams. She paired with veteran Holly McPeak for two years, taking fifth place at the Sydney Olympics in , before teaming with Walsh for the season. May-Treanor appeared on Dancing With the Stars in , but ruptured her left Achilles tendon while rehearsing and dropped out of the show. Still, she bounced back to continue her volleyball career in dominating fashion.
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She then played for the U. In May formed her beach volleyball partnership with Kerri Walsh, who had competed in indoor volleyball at the Sydney Olympics. They finished with the number five ranking in the world before reaching number one in They got even better in , winning a then-record 90 straight matches and all eight tournaments in which they played, including the world championships, where they upset the defending Brazilian champions in the final. That success carried over to the Athens Olympics , in which they became the first American female tandem to win gold in beach volleyball.
Kerri Walsh pictured playing ball with her new partner after Misty May-Treanor's retirement
May-Treanor and teammate Kerri Walsh Jennings were gold medalists in beach volleyball at the , and Summer Olympics. They have been called "the greatest beach volleyball team of all time. May-Treanor retired from competitive play on August 8, after she and Walsh Jennings won gold in the Summer Olympics. She has two older half brothers, Brack and Scott.
When beach volleyball kicks off in the Olympics on Saturday, you may find yourself missing volleyball superstar Misty May-Treanor. She and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings won gold together three times, and are widely recognized as one of the greatest beach volleyball teams ever. But where is Misty May-Treanor now? Misty May-Treanor played beach volleyball in four consecutive Olympics, starting in the games in Sydney.