Women's Beach Volleyball Bronze Medal Match: Top-Ranked Brazil Defeats China For Medal

Brazil no doubt would rather have been playing in the women's beach volleyball gold medal match later in the day, but at least they won't be leaving the 2012 Summer Olympics in London empty-handed. On Wednesday, the world No. 1 duo of Juliana Silva and Larissa Franca defeated Chen Xue and Xi Zhang, 2-1, to win the bronze medal match.

China dominated the first set, 21-11, as Brazil buried itself with constant mental mistakes. The tables turned in the second set, however. Down 19-16, Brazil reeled off five straight points to force a third set for the match. Zhang couldn't hand the final attack by Larissa, giving Brazil the set, 15-12, and the match.

The gold medal match will be an all-American affair as Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh take on April Ross and Jen Kessy. Here's how you can watch the match, live, at 3:55 p.m. ET.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics hub. For more on Olympic beach volleyball, follow the 2012 Olympic beach volleyball section.

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