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Kerri Walsh’s Lost Wedding Ring

August 12, 2008

This must be every beach volleyball players worst nightmare (except for that bathing suit falling off on national television).

During her first round US Olympic volleyball match, Kerri Walsh lost her wedding ring somewhere in the sand.

From the Associated Press:

When American beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh’s wedding ring flew off during her opening match of the Olympics, venue workers combed the sand with metal detectors to find it. Volunteer Song Zhendong dug it up after about 20 minutes.

The ring came off when Walsh went up for a block in Sunday morning’s match against Japan’s Mika Saiki and Chiaki Kusuhara. American broadcasters could see what happened, and they called officials from the international volleyball federation to see if the ring could be recovered.

It might not be the last golden bauble for Walsh, who is married to fellow beach volleyball pro and former NCAA champion Casey Jennings. She and partner Misty May-Treanor won the gold medal at the Athens Games in 2004 and are the favorites to repeat in Beijing.

With 17,000 tons of sand brought into Chaoyang Park to create the beach volleyball venue, Walsh certainly is lucky to have had her ring recovered and returned to her. My question is this: Why would you wear the ring during a match in the first place? Thoughts?