After Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird announced their engagement, two of America’s best athletes are about to get married.
The couple has an impressive list of achievements. Rapinoe won two World Cup titles and an Olympic gold medal together with the United States national team, and won the Golden Globe Award in 2019 as the world’s best female player. Bird is also one of the greatest basketball players of all time. This month, the 40-year-old won her fourth WNBA championship and won four Olympic gold medals with the US team. She also had a successful career in Russia, winning five European League titles with Spartak Moscow and UMMC Yekaterinburg.
The two met at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and began dating soon after. Rapinoe told ESPN in 2017: “We have a lot in common, but we were clicked. I joked that she was my number one suggestion. She was so humble.”
Bird posted a picture of Rapinoe wearing a ring on her finger on Friday night. “Congratulations to THE POWER couple on their engagement!!!” Bird’s team Seattle Storm was posted on Twitter.