Who is Alix Klineman's boyfriend? Beach volleyball star is engaged to longtime beau
The United States' women's beach volleyball duo, April Ross and Alix Klineman will now compete to win the gold medal at the Summer Games in Tokyo after their victory against Switzerland in the semifinals on Wednesday, August 4. This is Klineman's first Olympics, and it marks her first world stage as a beach volleyball player and fans want to know more about her now.
The American duo dominated Switzerland's Anouk Verge-Depre and Joana Heidrich to reach the final. Ross and Klineman beat the Swiss pair 21-12 in the first set and 21-11 in the second. "We're going to be around the clock to recover and prepare," Klineman said of the gold medal match. The gold medal match is set to take place on Thursday, August 5, at 10.30 pm EDT. In 2016, when Klineman didn't make the Team USA Volleyball team for the Rio Olympics (her third time not making the Olympic team), she reassessed her goals. "I looked at the beach as a new opportunity and a chance to chase my dreams without anybody having to give me approval or put me on a roster," Klineman said (via Team USA). "The biggest thing was pursuing the Olympics and getting a new shot at that."
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Who is Alix Klineman's boyfriend?
Alexandra Rose "Alix" Klineman was born on December 30, 1989) was titled Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2006 when she was in high school. She was a four-time All-American in volleyball at Stanford University and the 2010 Volleyball Magazine national player of the year. She won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2011 Pan American Games. Soon, she switched to beach volleyball and became a part of the 2018 Association of Volleyball Professionals Team of the Year (along with April Ross), and was individually honored with the 2018 and 2019 Best Blocker awards.
Klineman is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, former professional hockey player Teddy Purcell. Purcell is from Newfoundland and played for the Los Angeles Kings, Tampa Bay Lightning, Edmonton Oilers, and Florida Panthers. Even though Purcell is a standout hockey player, he wasn't selected in the NHL draft in his first year of eligibility. He ultimately made it to the NHL after spending time in the AHL, the minor league of hockey. The couple resides in Klineman's hometown of Manhattan Beach, California, and has a pet labradoodle named Vedder and often share their beautiful moments on Instagram.