Name: Sue Bird
Position: Guard
Sport: Basketball
Event(s): Women's 5x5
Height: 5-9
DOB: 10/16/1980
Birthplace: New York, N.Y.
Hometown: Syosset, N.Y.
High School: Christ The King High School (Queens, N.Y.) '98
College: University of Connecticut '02, Communication Sciences
Team/Club: Seattle Storm
Coach(es): Noelle Quinn
Olympic Experience
  • Five-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020); five-time Olympic medalist (5 golds)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, gold
  • Olympic Games London 2012, gold
  • Olympic Games Beijing 2008, gold
  • Olympic Games Athens 2004, gold
  • Owns a combined nine Olympic and FIBA World Cup medals, which is the most of any basketball athlete, male or female, across the globe
  • One of 11 players to have earned an Olympic gold medal, FIBA World Cup gold medal, WNBA title and NCAA title
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018
  • Medals: 5 (4 golds, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2018; 2014; 2010; 2002
  • Bronze – 2006
Personal: Daughter of Herschel and Nancy Bird...Has one older sister, Jennifer... Engaged to soccer Olympic and FIFA World Cup gold medalist Megan Rapinoe … Wears No. 10 because she and her sister were both born in the 10th month of the year...Nine medals in Olympics and World Cups is the most of any basketball athlete in the world in the two international majors as of July 2020...Entering the Tokyo Games, Bird is the most decorated FIBA World Cup athlete in history, male or female, owning four gold medals (2002, 2010, 2014, 2018) and one bronze medal (2006) and is the only five-time FIBA World Cup medalist.