Olympic soccer star Hope Solo, who won gold with her teammates in London, is now making the rounds promoting a new memoir and defending her allegations that "Dancing With the Stars" partner Maksim Chmerkovsky slapped her during rehearsals.
Two-time Olympic gold medal-winning soccer goalie and controversy-stirrer Hope Solo is telling her story in a new book called “Solo: A Memoir of Hope.” She talks about her difficult childhood, her outspoken personality, and her road to achieving gold medal dreams.
The U.S. women’s soccer team won their third consecutive gold medal after a series of dramatic saves by goalie Hope Solo. She tells TODAY's Savannah Guthrie she is “proud to be a part of the team,” and addresses some controversies she stirred up during the Games.
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Soccer player Hope Solo leaves the "Today Show" taping at the NBC Rockefeller Center Studios on August 14, 2012 in New York City.
epa03353795 USA's Christie Rampone and Hope Solo celebrate the victory over Japan after winning the Women's Gold Medal Soccer match at Wembley Stadium for the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Great Britain, 09 August 2012. EPA/ROBERT GHEMENT
Goalkeeper Hope Solo of the U.S. celebrates with team mates Christie Rampone