Lausanne, Switzerland, January 20, 2017 – The United States’ Kerri Walsh Jennings has opened up to playing at a sixth Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020, following her bronze medal win at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with partner April Ross.
Walsh Jennings and Ross are set to make their 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour season debut in the Swatch Major Series in Fort Lauderdale from February 7 to 12.
In an interview with Seth Davis
, Walsh Jennings reaffirmed her wish to play and win gold at Tokyo 2020.
Her first Olympic appearance was at Sydney 2000 with the USA women’s volleyball team, followed by four consecutive appearances in women’s beach volleyball.
“You’re asking me right this moment, I’m in to go win a gold medal (in Tokyo 2020),” Walsh Jennings said. “That’s like, period, end of statement with regard to me.
“I’m a family of five, and this journey requires total commitment from not just myself but my kids, my husband and so many other people. If I go four more years, which I want to, I need to consider lots of things, but yes, I’m in.”Kerri Walsh discusses her plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The campaign for Tokyo 2020 would further cement the place Walsh Jennings occupies in the history of the sport. Walsh Jennings already has the distinction of holding four Olympic medals – three gold medals won at Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, and a bronze medal won at Rio 2016.