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United States beach volleyball players Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross qualified for the Rio Olympics on Wednesday with their participation in the Cincinnati Open.

Walsh Jennings, who underwent shoulder surgery in September, is now set to participate in her first Olympics with Ross this summer. The 37-year-old was a three-time Olympic gold medalist with longtime teammate Misty May Treanor, who retired after the London Olympics in 2012.

The U.S. will officially name its Olympic volleyball teams following the June 13 deadline, and will send two pairs per gender to Rio this summer. Qualifying continues this week in Cincinnati.

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The Rio Games will mark Walsh Jennings’s fifth Olympics.

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