For Team USA athletes, 2019 was filled with more than just medals and broken records. Olympic and Paralympic athletes had many more opportunities to celebrate, with plenty of engagements, weddings, pregnancy announcements and more happening throughout the year.
Below is a look at 19 times Team USA athletes shared these special moments.
Three-time Olympic medalist Lindsey Vonn and NHL star P.K. Subban, an Olympic gold medalist for Canada, headlined the engagements when theirs came on Aug. 24.
Lindsey Vonn, Alpine Skiing
Sloane Stephens and Jozy Altidore, Tennis and Soccer
Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger, Soccer
2019 was marriage central for Team USA athletes, ranging from foil fencing power couple Lee Kiefer and Gerek Meinhardt tying the knot to cross-country skiing power couple Sophie Caldwell and Simi Hamilton.
Jessica Long, Para Swimming
Missy Franklin, Swimming
Gerek Meinhardt and Lee Kiefer, Fencing
9.1.19— Gerek Meinhardt (@GerekMeinhardt) September 3, 2019
The best day of my life.
Thank you to our parents, friends, and family who made it the perfect weekend for my stunning wife and me. #kieferstolemeinhardt
📷 Bradley Quinn Photography pic.twitter.com/YFdTNXGueN
Brad Snyder, Para Swimming
Sophie Caldwell and Simi Hamilton, Cross-Country Skiing
That really was the best day ever. It was pretty neat to marry @simihamilton, but pretty neat x 2 to have so many people we love in one place. Thank you to all our friends and family who made this the perfect day. The list is endless, but a special thanks to @matt.d.whitcomb for being the best friend/coach/officiant we could ask for, my dear friend @h_newman for taking my beautiful mom’s wedding dress and turning it into my dream dress, and both of our families for everything. Each little part and detail of the day reminds us of a different person we’re grateful for and that’s a pretty special feeling ♥️ #sophimi #4eva
Brenna Huckaby, Para Snowboarding
300 family members & friends came together to celebrate our marriage. We did it without a wedding planner or any other fancy things people on the internet make you feel you need. It was dainty, simple, and a freaking blast. My friend did my hair, I did my make up, and I still felt like a freaking queen. You don’t need to spend your life savings on your wedding. Find the most important things to you and buy them, but the rest? You can skip it and no one will notice. I also made it a point to buy decor that I can use in my home later. Each table has a picture of Tristan and I in a frame I plan to use in our home. Just a little tip for you, it makes spending the money a little easier when you know it’s for more than just one day. . . . . . . . We did everything online. We used @theknot for our resource list and so we could find reputable companies. 10/10 recommend
New Members Of The Team USA Family...
Many Team USA athletes welcomed new members to their families throughout the year, while others announced they have little ones on the way.
Michael and Nicole Phelps welcomed theird son Maverick to the family on Sept. 11, while soccer stars Alex Morgan and Servando Carrasco announced on Oct. 23 they are expecting their first baby girl in April 2020.
Keith Gabel, Para Snowboarding
I’m extremely proud to introduce the newest member of our family JohnPaul James Gabel Born: June 11, 2019 @ 5:19AM I can’t even begin to describe how proud I am of my amazing wife. @shortydoowop3 you’re by far the strongest/bravest person I know. My mind is officially blown. 🤯 📸: @brizee_s thank you for being there and for all your help! We love you!
Alex Morgan, Soccer
We are already in love and we haven’t even met her yet. Newest member of the Carrasco family, coming soon. pic.twitter.com/xeJPuDQgiS— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) October 23, 2019
Meghan Duggan, Ice Hockey
Elana Meyers Taylor, Bobsled
🔉SOUND ON 🔉 I will be taking the 2019/20 winter season off but remain committed to standing on top of the podium for the 2021 World Championships in Lake Placid, NY, and the 2022 Winter Olympics! @usabs @teamusa @ibsfsliding @nbcolympics @WomensSportsFdn #MomtoBe #babyshark pic.twitter.com/ooPJ5lUxEF— Elana Meyers Taylor OLY (@eamslider24) September 18, 2019
Jordan Burroughs, Wrestling
There’s beauty in every struggle; new life in every new day. There’s something about 3rd that has a nice ring to it. I’m thankful for my bronze, but even more excited about Baby Burroughs number three coming Christmas 2019!— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) September 23, 2019
📸 @justhoch pic.twitter.com/6tJPnxGRCw
Cullen Jones, Swimming
We would like to introduce you all to our world, Ayvn Cullen Jones! He came in to this world on July 11th, 2019. Weighing 6 lbs 9 oz and 20in, he is perfect! We are so in love with our little angel and can not stop staring at him!baby boy. 💙 #AyvnJones #AyvnCullenJones #ACJ #AC pic.twitter.com/C0Z4LY7nZc— Cullen Jones (@CullenJones) July 12, 2019
Jarryd Wallace, Para Track and Field
Levi Brandt Wallace entered our world at 2:23am, 9 days earlier than expected. We are overcome with thankfulness at this precious gift in our life! Levi, means “to cling”. Brandt is in honor of our dear friend, @nickbrandt15 who played a pivotal role in our lives and relationship. He continues to lead hundreds of young men to the throne. His name means “the Sword”. Our prayer for Levi is that he clings to the Sword of Truth as the foundation for his life. Thank for you all the love and prayers!
Shawn Johnson East, Gymnastics
Sydney Leroux, Soccer
Roux James 💕 our sweet girl came into the world kicking and screaming (just like her parents) at 3:42 am. Welcome to the world baby girl. pic.twitter.com/DnxuxNt8Ql— Sydney Leroux Dwyer (@sydneyleroux) June 28, 2019
Michael Phelps, Swimming