Switzerland’s Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré will lock horns with USA’s Alexandra “Alix” Klineman and April Elizabeth Ross in the first semifinal of the women’s beach volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. America’s Elizabeth Ross is already a two time Olympic medalist, but has never won a gold, which she would like to change this time around.
Switzerland vs USA Match Preview
Switzerland are entering into the semifinal after registering a thrilling victory over Brazil in the quarters. The Swiss women needed three sets to clinch the match 2-1 (21-19, 18-21, 15-12). In the process, they made it to their maiden Olympic semifinal, and now would like to assure themselves of at least a silver by earning the gold medal match berth.
On the other hand, USA got a tough fight from Germany, but they prevailed to outclass the Germans in straight sets 2-0 (21-19, 21-19). They are looking like the prime contenders to win the yellow metal, even more with Elizabeth Ross desperately looking to clinch the elusive gold after claiming the silver and the bronze with different partners in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, respectively.
Tokyo Olympics: Women’s Beach Volleyball Switzerland vs USA: Match Venue and Timings
- Japan (JST): 9:00 am
- India (IST): 5:30 am
- United Kingdom (BST): 1:00 am
- Australia (AEST): 10:00 am
- United States (EDT): 8:00 pm on 4th August, 2021
Switzerland vs USA Match Prediction
It can be a tough contest, with both teams not giving an inch to their opponent. At one point, Switzerland might threaten to take the game away from USA, but that’s where the experience of the Americans, especially of Elizabeth Ross, will come handy. So the prediction is USA entering into the final of women’s beach volleyball with the scoreline reading 2-1.
Where to watch?
The match will be broadcasted on TV and live streamed worldwide.
Here’s where you can watch it live on TV:
Australia: Seven Network
Bosnia and Herzegovina: BHRT
Brazil: Grupo Globo
Canada: CBC/Radio-Canada Sportsnet TSN TLN
Caribbean: International Media Content Ltd. SportsMax
Czech Republic: ČT
Estonia: Eesti Meedia
Europe: Discovery Communications Eurosport
France: France Télévisions Canal+
Germany: ARD ZDF
Indian subcontinent: Sony Pictures Networks
Japan: Japan Consortium
Latin America: América Móvil
MENA: beIN Sports
New Zealand: Sky Television
North Korea: SBS
Oceania[iii]: Sky Television
Portugal: RTPRomania: TVR
South Africa: SABC SuperSport
South Korea: SBS
Sub-Saharan Africa: Kwesé Sports
Sweden: Kanal 5
Switzerland: SRG SSR
Ukraine UA: PBC
United Kingdom: BBC/Eurosport
United States: NBCUniversal
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