USA and Australia will vie for the biggest prize in the sporting history, a gold medal at the Olympics, when they lock horns with each other in the final of the women’s beach volleyball at the Tokyo Games 2020. USA has been a six-time Olympic champion across both genders while Australia has claimed gold only once in the beach volleyball at the Summer Games.
USA vs Australia Gold medal match: Preview
USA has looked like a team of another level, losing just a single set from the group stage matches till the semifinal against Switzerland. And if it was not enough, they took their game a notch higher while drubbing Switzerland in straight sets 21-12, 21-11 in the semis. One half of the USA’s team, Elizabeth Ross, is already a two-time Olympic medalist, but has never won a gold, however, as things stand right now, her dream is really looking to get fulfilled.
Australia, the 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medalists, have done exceedingly we to make it to the gold medal match. Their path hasn’t been that smooth as compared to USA, but what all matters is that they are a step away from clinching the gold. Australia made a right step towards it in the semifinal against Latvia, outclassing them 2-0 (23-21, 21-13). Their match in the final would arguably be the toughest they have ever played, so it’s important for them to stay in the competition and don’t think tooicj about the result.
Tokyo Olympics: Women’s Beach Volleyball USA vs Australia Gold medal match: Venue and Timings
The gold medal match of the women’s beach volleyball will be contested on 6th August in Shiokaze Park, Tokyo.
- Japan (JST): 11:30 am
- India (IST): 8:00 am
- United Kingdom (BST): 3:30 am
- Australia (AEST): 12:30 pm
- United States (EDT): 10:30 pm on 5th August, 2021
USA vs Australia Gold medal match: Prediction
USA has just been the team to beat in the whole tournament and they are looking invincible. Australia might be unable to breach the fortress of mighty Americans, but it is certain that they will give some tough time to USA. So, prediction for the gold medal match of the women’s beach volleyball is that USA taking the yellow metal back home with the scoreline reading 2-0 in their favour. But don’t get fooled by the scoreline as it is going to be an exhilarating contest.
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
DAZN, ESPN+, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, Sony LIV, NBC
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