Kerri Walsh Jennings Drops Gold Medal

The Olympic beach volleyball athlete's mishap gives us time to pause to ponder Olympic gold. So what is it worth, really? Here are some facts about the actual gold medal awarded at the 2012 London Games.

Kerri Walsh Jennings certainly has a one-of-a-kind Olympic gold medal from the 2012 London Games.

The United States beach volleyball player, who partnered with Misty May-Treanor for their third Olympic gold medal, dropped her latest one on concrete, acquiring scratches in two spots along the rim, according to a report on Yahoo Sports.

Walsh Jennings, a Manhattan Beach resident whose home before that was in Hermosa Beach, said it was good to get the first blemish out of the way. Having two young children has helped pave the way for her belief, she said. 

Here are some tidbits about the Olympic gold medal.


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