Gay Olympian Megan Rapinoe, who scored three goals for the U.S. women's soccer team at the London Olympics to help her team win the gold, says there is nothing wrong with her sexual orientation.

The Americans won their third straight Olympic title Thursday night, beating Japan 2-1.

Rapinoe, a 27-year-old midfielder for the Seattle Sounders Women, publicly came out gay before heading to London. She added in an ESPN op-ed that she is “very proud of who I am.”

Speaking to NBC Nightly News, Rapinoe discussed her decision to come out.

“I feel like they [young gay athletes] have someone to kind of look up to … would be really cool for them. I don't feel like – you know there's anything wrong with me. And, actually I feel like I'm pretty special,” she said. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)