Olympics Latest: US beach volleyball pair into quarterfinals

April Ross and Alix Klineman have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament

Via AP news wire
Monday 02 August 2021 01:49
Tokyo Olympics Beach Volleyball
Tokyo Olympics Beach Volleyball

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:

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April Ross and Alix Klineman have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament.

The American “A-Team” beat Cuba 21-17, 21-15 on Monday. The win came a day after two other U.S. teams were ousted in the first knockout round.

After taking the first set, Ross and Klineman lost the first four points in the second. Cuba’s Lidy Echeverria and Leila Martinez led 9-7 when Echeverria was slow to get up after a collision at the net. The Americans took the point, and went on to win the second set as well.

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