Top shots from women’s gold medal beach volleyball match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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Must-see moments from the sand

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Team USA's April Ross and Alix Klineman ruled the beach at Shiokaze Park, finishing their first Olympics together with a gold medal win over Australia's Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy. The duo managed to keep cool under pressure (and in the sweltering conditions) during their seventh match of the Summer Games, overtaking the Aussies 21-15 and 21-16. It's the first medal for Klineman—who was an indoor volleyball standout at Stanford—and Ross' third. If you missed any of the spikes, sets, serves, or blocks, let's look at the top shots from the USA's A-Team during the final...

April Ross looks on against Australia in the women's gold medal beach volleyball match

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Ross with the dig

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The A-Team!

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Ross with the spike

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Klineman approves

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Tall task: Taliqua Clancy (AUS) tries to block the shot by Klineman

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Another great dig by Ross

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Missed opportunity

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Serve it up...

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Big-time point from Ross

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Klineman goes up as Taliqua Clancy takes a shot

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Klineman with the smash!

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Victory!

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What a journey from the indoor courts

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Gold-medal moment

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Ross is back to the Olympic podium

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The USA's seventh-straight Summer Games with a beach volleyball medal

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The champion's embrace

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The emotion of seven grueling tests in the sand

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Fans in the stands!

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USA Volleyball legend: April Ross

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USA Volleyball rising star: Alix Klineman

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Gold medal No. 30 (so far) the USA

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So long from the sand!

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