Bird won her fifth straight gold medal on Sunday with the U.S. women’s basketball team, which defeated Japan, 90-75, to extend its overall Olympic gold streak to seven. She got a sweet congratulations from fiancee Rapinoe.
Rapinoe also celebrated Bird’s victory on Instagram.
“I am so proud of you @sbird10 ❤️. As if I could love you any more 🥰. Congrats baby!” Rapinoe wrote.
One of sports’ great power couples has plenty to look back on.
Rapinoe, the 36-year-old U.S. soccer star, has collected a bronze and a gold in her Summer Games career, in addition to two World Cup titles. The four-time WNBA champion Bird, 40, along with U.S. teammate Diana Taurasi, has more Olympic gold medals than any American basketball player. She said this will be her last Olympics.