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50 Hot Beach Volleyball Photos from the 2012 Summer Olympics

by: Esteban On  Thursday, August 9, 2012

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The women’s beach volleyball competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics wrapped up yesterday with Team USA defeating Team USA for the gold medal—Misty May-Treanor and Kerry Walsh Jennings beat April Ross and Jennifer Kessey, earning their third consecutive gold medal.

Of course, now that beach volleyball is all done, there’s pretty much no reason to go on living, let alone watching the Olympics. But don’t fret. In order to help ease you back into your regular, Olympic beach volleyball-less existence, we’ve put together an epic list of the photographic highlights from this year’s competition.

So go grab a snack, cue up Sarah McLachlan’s “I Will Remember You,” and get ready to see some rad photos.

You’re welcome.

50. Maria Antonelli (Brazil)

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I’m no volleyball expert, but that looks like great form.

49. Elsa Baqueriza McMillan (Spain)

London Olympics Beach Volleyball Women

I’m just going to warn you: there will be many photos of Elsa Baqueriza McMillan on this list. I hope you don’t mind.

48. Brazil's Antonelli & Rocha

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Teammates don’t shake hands. Teammates gotta hug.

47. Canada vs. Great Britain

#47 2012 summer olympics beach volleyball canada lessnard martin watch great britain dempney mullin celebrate

Canada’s Marie-Andree Lessnard and Annie Martin have to watch Britain’s Zara Dempney and Shauna Mullin hug it out.

46. Beach Girls 1

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Because the women actually playing the matches in bikinis aren’t enough, they also have cheerleader-like Beach Girls to entertain the crowd.

45. Russian Rear

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This is one of the four Russian players from the tournament. Unfortunately, I can’t identify her.

44. Zara Dampney (Great Britain)

London Olympics Beach Volleyball Women

Great Britain’s Zara Dampney was a big hit with the photographers this year. Big hit.

43. Laura Ludwig (Germany)

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Laura Ludwig is rocking the pants.

42. Marta Menegatti (Itlay)

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You gotta love those alliterative Italian names.

41. Beach Girls 2

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There are those Beach Girls again. They know how to entertain a crowd.

40. Annie Martin (Canada)

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She’s totally focused.

39. Hand Signlas

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Here’s a nice close-up of Team Germany’s hand signals.

38. Chen Xue (China)

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That’s some good form.

37. Antonelli & Rocha...again

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It’s the Brazilian happy dance.

36. Sophie Van Gestel (Netherlands)

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Kind of looks like she’s doing yoga, doesn’t it?

35. More Marta Menegatti

London Olympics Beach Volleyball Women

We have seen Marta Menegatti before.

34. More Elsa Baquerizo

Elsa Baquerizo

I did warn you that we’d be seeing a lot of Elsa.

33. Slukova vs. Rocha

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Here’s a nice action shot of the Czech Republic’s Marketa Slukova going up against Brazil’s Talita Rocha.

32. Brazil's Larissa Franca

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That Larissa is a real asset to the team. (Thanks folks, I’ll be here all week!)

31. Baquerizo & Fernandez

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Just Elsa and Liliana heading to the dressing room. No big deal.

30. Beach Girls 3

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In case you were wondering, there were apparently 2 dudes on the Olympic beach volleyball cheerleading crew. Not that anyone was looking at them.

29. Maria Virginia Zonta (Argentina)

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Nice dig.

28. Even More Elsa

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Yep, that’s Spain’s Elsa Baquerizo McMillan again. Cause why not, right?

27. Spain vs. USA

Spainâ™s Liliana Fernandez, Elsa Baquerizo, Marleen Kessy

Here’s eventual silver medalist Marleen Kessey watching to see what happens to her spike against Spains Baquerizo and Fernandez.

26. Laura Ludwig...again

London Olympics Beach Volleyball Women

So Germany’s Laura Ludwig is pretty fit.

25. Brazil vs. Australia

#25 2012 summer olympics beach volleyball Brazil’s Maria Antonelli, left, spikes against Australia’s Louise Bawden

So graceful, aren’t they?

24. German Embrace

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Awww, they’re so happy.

23. Britain's Dampney & Mullins

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Why do the photographers always cut of their heads?

22. Beach Girls 4

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See what I mean? Always cutting off their heads. It’s like they really like sexy backsides or something.

21. More Antonelli & Rocha

Maria Antonelli, Talita Rocha

Here’s another classy shot.

20. Still more Antonelli & Rocha

Maria Antonelli, Talita Rocha

OMG! What are those round things? Oh, right. They’re heads.

19. Just Chillin

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No idea who this is, but I’m a big fan.

18. Netherlands' Iersel & Keizer

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I thin she is shouting “BJEEEEH!”…which is pronounced “YEAAAH” and is Flemish for “Yeaaah.”

17. Greta Cicolari (Italy)

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The Italians didn’t get anywhere near the podium, but they sure looked good losing.

16. Who, Elsa?

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What are we going to do for the next four years without Elsa Baquerizo?

15. Talita Rocha (Brazil)

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More beach yoga from Brazil’s Talita.

14. Team Mauritius

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Have you even heard of this country?

13. The Canucks

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Those are some pretty good beach bodies for a country that prefers its sports on ice.

12. Dampney Front

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Who liked chiseled abs?

11. Dampney Rear

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How does the photographer explain this shot to his wife?

“But honey, I was taking a picture of their hand signals!”

10. What, Elsa?

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Appropriate responses to photos of this woman include “wow,” “holy crap,” “humanuh humanuh,” and “wowoooga.”

9. More hand signals

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Golly those photographers really are obsessed with beach volleyball hand signals.

8. Team Mauritius again

#8 Natacha+Rigobert+Olympics+Day+5+Beach+Volleyball Mauritius

I’m no geography major, but I think they just made up this country so they’d have an excuse to put these two women in the tournament. (Sure, there’s an entry for “Maurisius” in Wikipedia, but anybody can edit that. I’m not buying it.)

7. April Ross (USA)

London Olympics Beach Volleyball Women

That’s a nice dig.

6. Chen for the block

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Chen Xue makes me a big fan of Chinese beach volleyball.

5. Ekaterina Khomyakova (Russia)

#5 ekaterina khomyakova of russia beach volleyball 2012 summer olympics london

This is why I couldn’t figure out who that mystery Russian was from #45. There were four players in the tournament, and of them had blonde hair and blue eyes.

4. Beach Girls 5

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Who needs the volleyball. Just make sexy beach cheerleading an olympic sport.

3. Who loves hand signals?

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This is Liliana Fernandez of Team Spain. God love her.

2. Team GB

#2 2012 summer olympics beach volleyball zara dampney shauna mullins great britain

Pats on the butt: they’re not just for burly football players anymore.

1. One more from Elsa

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And at #1 we have another amazing shot of Liliana Fernandez of Spain. You’re welcome.




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