Record-Breaking Achievement: USA Announces Its 2024 Olympic Rowing Team, Including 41-Year-Old Gold Medalist Meghan Musnicki.

Meghan Musnicki secures spot on U.S. Olympic rowing team, keeping the eight dynasty alive

The United States has named the first 21 rowers to its Olympic team for Paris. Among them is two-time gold medalist Meghan Musnicki, who is set to become the oldest American woman to row at an Olympics at the age of 41. Musnicki is one of 12 women who will be placed in either the four boat or the eight boat, as announced by U.S. Rowing after a selection camp ended on Sunday.

The women’s double sculls, women’s lightweight double sculls, and men’s four saw more rowers named to the Olympic team. A full list can be found here. Additional rowers will qualify for the Paris Games through next week’s Olympic Trials in Sarasota, Florida and an international qualifying regatta in May in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Musnicki, nicknamed “Moose,” was part of the last seven of those gold-medal boats from 2010 through 2016 and was the oldest team member at both the Rio Games and Tokyo Games. The eight placed fourth in Tokyo and took silver at the 2023 Worlds (where Musnicki competed in the coxless pair). She is now set to break the record for oldest U.S. Olympic female rower held by Lisa Schlenker, who competed at the 2004 Athens Games at age 39. She can also tie the American record for four Olympic rowing appearances if she competes again in Paris.

In addition to Musnicki, Nina Castagna has also been named to the team as coxswain of

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