Megan Rapinoe Was Once Not Let Into a Nike Exclusive Event- Here’s What Happened Next

Published 12/16/2021, 11:25 AM EST
REIMS, FRANCE – JUNE 24: Megan Rapinoe of USA celebrates her winning goal on a penalty kick during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Round Of 16 match between Spain and USA at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 24, 2019 in Reims, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)


The success story of Megan Rapinoe is one for the ages. Winning an Olympic gold medal, coupled with two World Cups in 2015 and 2019, she cemented her legacy as one of the greats of the game. Now, the talented athlete will be partnering with Nike to launch her own clothing line. Hence, this calls for a throwback to her relationship with the multinational brand.

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With her collaboration with Nike, she aims to promote her style, while helping to break different stereotypes in society. Notably, as the news broke out, a fan shared an inspirational anecdote about the time she met Rapinoe at a Nike event. Significantly, the fan talked about how Rapinoe initially couldn’t attend the event.

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Megan Rapinoe left out

In reply to Rapinoe’s incredible collaboration with Nike, a fan named Hailey Marsh recalled her meet with Rapinoe in 2011. Moreover, Marsh narrated how Megan was at the same event as her, but was standing outside instead. When Rapinoe tweeting about the same, Marsh opened the side door and snuck Rapinoe in.

Now, exactly ten years later, from being snuck in at an event, to having her own fashion line with that same company, Rapinoe has come a long way. The signature collection is named ‘Nike x Megan’. Notably, not only does she wish to bring out her sense of style, but she also wants to create a change in society.

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A great idea with Nike

Her logo is based on her career, aiming to redefine the term victory. She titled the line “Victory Redefined”. Happy to start this new venture, Rapinoe threw some light on her collaboration with the company, and what she aims to achieve through this partnership.

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“When I spoke with Nike about the next chapter in our relationship, what excited us most was building something new. This is not about me and Nike, it’s about what Nike and I can do together…to redefine what victory means for all communities and all people,” said Rapinoe.

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Things are going well for the soccer player with already a new line of clothes, out for sale. Clearly, on and off the field, Megan Rapinoe remains an influential personality, making big moves for the greater good of society.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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