The Brazilians dominated at the net and committed very few errors in their 21-17 21-16 semi-final victory over 2000 Olympic champion Natalie Cook of Australia and her new team mate Nicole Sanderson.
In a battle of the Americans, May and Walsh kept up a steady defense and Walsh made some key blocks to beat compatriots Elaine Youngs and Holly McPeak 21-18 21-15 and guarantee the first women's Olympic medal for the United States.
Athens 2004
Brazil veterans reach semis
22/08/2004 AT 22:03
May and Walsh have dominated women's volleyball over the past few years but Bede and Behar took the silver medal in the Sydney Games.
Tokyo 2020
Top 5 beach volleyball moments at the Olympics
08/04/2021 AT 14:14
Rio 2016
Where has the crowd gone?
11/08/2016 AT 18:39