America is bringing home another medal as out soccer player Megan Rapinoe led the US Women’s National Team to a victory over Australia.
Rapinoe scored twice, including a rare “olimpico” goal, and teammate Carli Lloyd broke a record for the most career Olympic goals.
When the team lost to Canada, they nixed their chance at a gold medal. The loss, however, made Canadian player Quinn the first transgender athlete to win a medal at the Olympics since they’re guaranteed a silver medal.
Never Miss a Beat
Subscribe to our daily newsletter to stay ahead of the latest LGBTQ+ political news and insights.
Quinn won a bronze medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics but wasn’t out at the time. Quinn also plays in the National Women’s Soccer League, currently for the OL Reign in Seattle, making them a teammate of Rapinoe.
Rapinoe opened the game with a rare goal scored directly off a corner kick. It’s the second time she’s done it at the Olympics. She also scored the last goal that put the team in the lead for good.
“We found that joy,” Rapinoe said after the game. “We found that freedom. And we just settled into the game early, which is great.”
Canada will face off against Sweden on Friday to determine which country brings home the gold.