Great Olympic Moments: Sydney 2000 Women's Beach Volleyball Final

Kerri Pottharst of Australia dives on the return, in the final of the Women's Beach Volleyball at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
Kerri Pottharst of Australia dives on the return, in the final of the Women's Beach Volleyball at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Olympic moments in history. Today, 7 August 2020, the Sydney 2000 women's beach volleyball final. 

The schedule for Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, venues announced and while athletes around the world are busy gearing up to qualify for the greatest show on Earth, it's time to enjoy 16 days full of the most unforgettable, inspiring and exciting memories from the past as preparations for Tokyo 2020 gather pace!

Sydney 2000 Women's Beach Volleyball Final

Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst became one of the great stories of Sydney 2000 as they cemented the sport of beach volleyball in Olympic history.

In a match that gripped a nation and the 10,000 Aussies watching on Bondi Beach, Cook and Pottharst came up against the Brazilian duo Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar. Heading into the gold medal match, Australia were looking to turn their bronze from Atlanta 1996 into gold while Bede and Behar were looking to cement Brazil's dominance in the sport.

Women's Beach Volleyball Final | Sydney 2000 | Great Olympic Moments
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Relive the greatest Olympic Moments and watch as Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst win the gold medal for Australia in the women's beach volleyball final at the Sydney Summer Olympic Games in 2000. Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede take silver for Brazil

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