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Misty May-Treanor's Biography

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Misty May-Treanor, who is nicknamed Turtle, was born in Los Angeles on 30 July 1977 and grew up in Costa Mesa in California.

Misty won gold at both the 2004 and 2008 Olympic games in women's beach volleyball.

Her father was a member of the 1968 U.S. Men's National Volleyball team and her mother was a top-level tennis player.

In November 2004, Misty May married Matt Treanor, a catcher for the Florida Marlins.

Misty May-Treanor made beach volleyball history in Chicago when she became the first woman to reach 100 career tournament victories, which she accomplished after just 153 events.

The BBC had footage of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh retaining their Olympic top spot at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics without losing a set in the tournament.

Misty May-Treanor has tattoos in honour of her mother and grandmother.

In Dancing with the Stars series 7, Misty May-Treanor danced with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Unfortunately, Misty May-Treanor injured herself rehearsing the jive and had to pull out of Dancing with the Stars, needing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon.

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