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US duo on course to defend title

Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor
Walsh (left) and May-Treanor celebrate their latest victory in Beijing

Reigning beach volleyball champions Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor all but booked their place in the next round with an easy win over Cuba.

The American duo improved their round-robin record to 2-0 with a 21-15 21-16 victory over Dalixia Fernandez Grasset and Tamara Larrea.

The Cubans were contesting their third Olympics, having finished ninth in both Athens and Sydney.

The Americans' 102nd straight win virtually assured a last-16 spot.




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Sunday, 24 August 2008 10:17 UK
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forBrazil 1 1 0 2
Men 0 1 0
Women 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forUSA 1 1 0 2
Men 1 0 0
Women 0 1 0
3 also show each event results forChina 0 0 1 1
Women 0 0 1
4 also show each event results forRussia 0 0 1 1
Men 0 0 1

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07 Aug 08 |  Olympics
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14 Feb 08 |  Olympics


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