The greatest duo in women's beach volleyball history took home the gold once again at the 2012 Olympics on Wednesday.

The U.S.'s Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings defeated fellow Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in the finals in London. They won their third straight gold medal after also winning the event at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

The pairing had another dominant run, winning every match this year and losing just one out of 15 sets in the tournament.

It will be the last time May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings compete together at the Games. Walsh Jennings plans to continue her career, but her teammate is ready to retire.

"My mind says it's time. My body says it's time. And it's the right time," said May-Treanor.

The women help the USA continue its dominance in volleyball. Since it became an official Olympic sport in 1996, the United States leads all other nations with six gold medals between the men and women.

May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings leave the Games as champions, but it may have been the toughest road to winning the gold that they ever had to overcome.

Here's a look at the women's volleyball team's victory through a gallery of some of the best pictures of their road to victory: