WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – For Kacey Bellamy, the third time has got to be the charm.
She says, “For me it’s definitely surreal. I’m hoping to go to my third Olympics. It’s been an incredible journey. Just being with all the athletes at the Olympic village I’ve had two experiences already, and being able to put on that jersey every single time playing for your country, I do not take it for granted whatsoever its a complete honor and privilege.”
Bellamy and Team USA had to settle for silver in Vancouver in 2010 and in Sochi in 2014, losing to Canada in the gold medal game both times.
“Sochi was definitely a heart-breaker if you watched the game,” Bellamy said. “Losing with two minutes left and then in overtime…it was really hard. Going four years after 2010 and motivating yourself every single day to be that one team and go to that gold medal game again, and then to get your heartbroken it’s tough but I’ve learned so much throughout the journey. I’ve just tried to take each day and roll with it and give my best foot forward and be better every single day not just for me but for my teammates.”
Bellamy and Team USA will play Finland in their first game in South Korea on Sunday…and you can see all the action right here on 22News and NBC.