Long Island Olympians: Sue Bird

Syosset's Sue Bird is no stranger to winning basketball championships. The 35-year-old basketball legend has a perfect Olympic record – a combined 24-0 in three

The 35-year-old basketball legend has a perfect Olympic record - a combined 24-0 in three Olympic games.

The 35-year-old basketball legend has a perfect Olympic record - a combined 24-0 in three Olympic games. (8/4/16)

WOODBURY - Syosset's Sue Bird is no stranger to winning basketball championships.

The 35-year-old basketball legend has a perfect Olympic record – a combined 24-0 in three Olympic games.

"We are 12 of the best players in the country and this country has serious talent, so right then and there it's a huge honor," Bird told News 12 Long Island.

There are only five athletes in Olympic history to win 4 basketball medals.  

Besides her three Olympic golds, Bird has two college championships and two WNBA titles.

But wearing USA across her chest means something a little different.

"When I wore UConn in college, there might've been a fan from another school that didn't like me," said Bird. "When I wear Seattle in the WNBA there may be a Liberty fan that doesn't like Seattle. But when you put USA on, everyone's your fan."

Bird's quest for another gold medal begins Sunday as the U.S. takes on China.

 

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