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Olimpíadas mais recentes: US beach volleyball team beats former champ

Olimpíadas mais recentes: US beach volleyball team beats former champ
American April Ross and her partner have ousted defending champion Laura Ludwig of Germany in Olympic beach volleyball

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

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April Ross is the last medalist standing in the Olympic beach volleyball women’s bracket.

O americano 2016 bronze medalist and her partner ousted defending champion Laura Ludwig of Alemanha on Tuesday and advanced to the semifinals at the Shiokaze Park venue. Ross, who also has a silver medal from Londres is the last woman remaining who has reached the podium at a previous Summer Games.

This time, Ross is playing with Olympic first-timer Alix Klineman. They beat Ludwig and her new partner Maggie Kozuch 21-19, 21-19.

Ross and Klineman are the U.S.’s last hopes for a beach volleyball medal in Tokyo. The sport’s birthplace has never been shut out in the Olympics.

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