Kelley O’Hara wants another Olympic gold.
The USWNT’s upset in 2016 is still fresh on her mind, helping to drive her heading into the Tokyo Olympics.
“Losing in 2016, we should’ve won that game,” O’Hara says. But the loss taught her a valuable lesson – it’s not enough to just be the best team.
“You have to win every single game. Nothing is given, anything can happen.”
The Tokyo Olympics give the USWNT an option at redemption and revenge, while also giving the team the chance to make history. They could be the first team ever to win the World Cup and the Olympics back-to-back.
With an Olympic gold and two World Cups already to her name, O’Hara says she isn’t ready to slow down. There’s still more that she wants to accomplish, starting with another medal in Tokyo.
“I know that my career is finite… as a professional athlete, you have a very small window to achieve all of the things that you want to achieve.”
You can listen to the full conversation with Kelley O’Hara and Katie Nolan here.