“I Demand to See the Birth Certificate”: Megan Rapinoe Left in Disbelief of Her Own Age

Published 07/11/2022, 3:31 PM EDT

Every year people celebrate their birthdays with much zeal. However, each birthday also adds a number to their age. Therefore, the intensity of these celebrations can wane as years go by. But that is not the case with soccer star Megan Rapinoe.

The American legend recently celebrated her birthday. Notably, the athlete is in awe of her own age following the occasion.


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Megan Rapinoe shares a humorous story on her social media account

Rapinoe recently shared a story on her Instagram profile to express her disbelief at her own age. The USWNT star celebrated her 37th birthday on July 5th, but she is having a hard time accepting it.

She shared the story with her fans a few days after her birthday. The story features a picture of her shooting a ball. Rapinoe also added a hilarious caption along with it that captured her emotion well.

SEATTLE, WA – AUGUST 29: Megan Rapinoe #15 of the OL Reign looks on during a game between Portland Thorns FC and OL Reign at Lumen Field on August 29, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jane Gershovich/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

It reads, “She isn’t 37. I demand to see the birth certificate. Right meow.”

It just shows that the soccer player is young at heart. Besides, 37 cannot be considered old by any means. However, the most amusing part is that the athlete asked for her birth certificate to validate her age.

Rapinoe received a prestigious award shortly after her birthday

Recently, Rapinoe was the recipient of a prestigious award. It was none other than the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. She arrived at the White House to receive the award two days after she celebrated her birthday.


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It has to be on the list of her top 5 birthday gifts of all time, if not all the way up there. Another sports person joined the athlete for the award ceremony. The athlete in question is decorated gymnast Simone Biles.

LYON, FRANCE – JULY 07: Megan Rapinoe of the USA celebrates scoring the first goal from the penalty spot during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Final match between The United State of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The two were among the 17 personalities to receive the honor this year. However, they represent a tiny portion of all female athletes to receive it. To date, only six female sports personalities have received the award.


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Following the event, Rapinoe flew to Mexico to meet with her team to celebrate the occasion.



Aklanta Chetia

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Aklanta Chetia Wanniang is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. He has a Master's degree in Literature from the University of Delhi. With an interest in learning about multiple sports, Aklanta himself is a former sportsperson and has participated in state and national level swimming events.

Edited By: Melroy Fernandes