How Did Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Meet? [PHOTOS]
America’s favorite beach volleyball stars Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings are continuing to dominate their sport as they battle for Gold this week in the London Olympics.
The two-time gold medalists continue to be the team to root for as Americans can’t help but fall in love with the two-some. While on the court, it’s impossible not to spot the pair tapping each other’s butts after good plays, pumping each other up during timeouts, and hugging it out with every point scored. In addition, it’s no surprise Kerri is nicknamed “six feet of sunshine” because she never stops smiling, especially after the match has been won.
Away from the sand and volleyball courts, the two share a bond as close friends that began years and years ago. Kerri first met Misty when she asked to autograph her towel. “It made my day,” Kerri said after Misty signed it. “She was my idol, she was my favorite.” Soon after, Misty invited Kerri to sleep in her spare room as they began training together as partners. Years later, the bond remains stronger than ever.
The two will go for their third gold medal Wednesday during NBC Primetime. We can already imagine all the jumping, hugging, tears, and love on the court when the two finish their Olympic quest to be number one again.