WASHINGTON: First Lady Michelle Obama will lead a US delegation to the London Olympics next month featuring the famed double gold medalist woman footballer Brandi Chastain, the White House said Friday.
“This summer, I’ll be cheering on Team USA at the Olympic Games in London with this distinguished group of champions who truly represent the best of our country,” Obama said. “Olympians and Paralympians are true American heroes and role models for all of us, especially our young people.”
Chastain is best known for an iconic moment when she scored the winning goal in the Women’s World Cup Final in 1999, and she pulled off her shirt to reveal a sports bra underneath. Also on the US delegation were Paralympian Gabriel Diaz de Leon, who has won medals in the javelin, discus and shot put, and swimmer Summer Sanders, who won four medals, including two golds in the 1992 Games.