Kerri Walsh Jennings plans to retire after 2020 Olympics

3-time Olympic gold medalist aims to go out on top

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Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrates a point during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings told The Associated Press on Thursday that she plans to retire after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Walsh Jennings won her beach volleyball gold medals in 2004, 2008 and 2012 with former partner Misty May-Treanor, who retired after the 2012 Olympics. She ended up with bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics after partnering with April Ross.

A dispute over her contract with the Association of Volleyball Professionals led to a split with Ross this spring.

Walsh Jennings will turn 42 during the next Olympics, but told the AP that she still plans to come away from the Tokyo Games with a fourth gold medal even though she has yet to settle on a new partner.

Walsh Jennings is also coming off 2017 surgeries on her right shoulder and left ankle.

"I have no partner. I just came off two surgeries, and I know I’m going to win gold in Tokyo," she told the AP in a wide-ranging interview.

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