The latest episode of Tea with A & Phee is a crossover event, with Just Women’s Sports host Kelley O’Hara stopped by to chat Tokyo Olympics, living in D.C., and what it was like to pose ESPN’s body issue.
While reflecting on her latest bronze-medal run in Tokyo with the USWNT, O’Hara reveals to Napheesa Collier that she still has plenty of gas in the tank for another Olympic run.
When asked if she was going to try to make it to the 2024 Paris Olympics, O’Hara responds with an emphatic, “Definitely.”
“For me, I’ve always thought of 2023 World Cup, 2024 Olympics, and then anything after that’s a bonus, so I am very much all in on playing through that,” says O’Hara, “especially considering it was a COVID Olympics, and we won bronze.”
Speculation around USWNT turnover has heated up since Carli Lloyd announced her retirement in August. The 39-year-old will play her last match with the national team during the U.S.’ October series against South Korea, sparking questions about other veteran players’ future with the team.
O’Hara will turn 36 during the Paris Olympics. Both Becky Sauerbrunn and Megan Rapinoe will be 39, Tobin Heath will be 36, while Alex Morgan and Christen Press will both be 35.
O’Hara made it clear that she is not considering hanging up the cleats anytime soon, citing her current fitness.
“I feel really good, I feel the best I’ve ever felt playing.”
Listen to the full conversation with O’Hara and Collier on Tea with A & Phee.