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Rapinoe wins Sports Illustrated’s top prize to cap stellar year

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 11, 2019 16:39

Rapinoe wins Sports Illustrated’s top prize to cap stellar year

Megan Rapinoe collected another accolade in a stellar year by claiming Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year honor for her performance on the U.S. women’s World Cup-winning soccer team and for her campaigning off the field.

Rapinoe rocketed to household fame this year, taking home the Golden Boot and Golden Ball from the World Cup as top scorer and best player, as the U.S. retained the trophy and on the way became advocates for gender pay equity in sport. The midfielder also picked up the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best female player.

The 34-year-old Californian and her team mates sued the U.S. soccer governing body in March for gender discrimination, arguing they had been paid less than the men’s squad and were provided inferior working conditions.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 11, 2019 16:39

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