Clancy and Artacho del Solar Play USA for Olympic Gold
Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy are gunning for gold in Tokyo as they take on the US pair of April Ross and Alix Klineman in the final of the Tokyo 2020 beach volleyball tournament on Friday at 12.30pm AEST.
The teams have already battled twice this year in the Cancun bubble tournaments, splitting their results as they met in two of the three tournaments held across April and May 2021.
The Australians won the most recent matchup in straight sets in the semi-final of the third Cancun event, while the Americans won 2-1 in the quarter-finals in tournament two.
Ross and Klineman are undefeated so far in Tokyo, going unbeaten through their pool stage before dispatching Cuba, Germany and Switzerland in straight sets in the round of 16, quarter and semi-finals respectively.
Artacho del Solar is keeping focused on not letting the magnitude of tomorrow’s match affect the team’s processes.