USA football star Megan Rapinoe talked to Olympics.com right before she jumped on a constitution flight back to the United States.
Rapinoe scored two goals within the bronze medal match. To lift The Stars and Stripes onto an Olympic platform for the primary time since London 2012.
“It was difficult off the field and hard for us on the field, much harder than it had to be,” Rapinoe tells Olympics.com “but we figured it out. And we’re going home with a bronze medal, and I’m super proud of that.
“I’m so proud of this team.”
‘Pinoe’ moreover talked about the motivation that ladies and young ladies can take absent from Tokyo 2020. From football stars to a modern era of surfers and skater young ladies.
“I mean, I obviously love to see that. I just think no one ought to ever tell you what your limits are and tell you what your dreams are.
“And I think especially for small young ladies, we get that apart. Be this or be that or do not be this or don’t be that. So to see these small kids out there destroying and you fair see the delight on their confront and they’re living by their possess rules.
“And I feel like this new era is doing that. They’re just living by their own rules. They’re attending to set the limits for themselves and they’re setting them pretty tall.”
USWNT stunned by Sweden: “We were tight and a little bit nervous”
On the football field, the USWNT didn’t have it all their possess way. As a spearheading country of women’s soccer, there was a time when the U.S. fair had to appear up and go on a brilliant parade.
The USA won the Olympic gold decoration at Atlanta ’96, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, and London 2012.
But the world has caught up, Sweden eliminated the U.S. at the Rio 2016 quarter-final stage where Germany won the gold medal, and Canada topped the platform for the primary time here in Japan.
Tokyo 2020 was a rollercoaster ride for Rapinoe and the U.S.: Sweden dazed them once more, giving the 2019 World Container champs and World No.1 a 3-0 misfortune in their Olympic opener.
They bounced back with a 6-1 win over New Zealand, at that point were held 0-0 by Australia that qualifying for the quarters in a second put in Bunch G behind Sweden.