Breaking Olympic Records: U.S. Women’s Rowing Team Reveals First 21 Racers Headed to Paris

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

The U.S. Rowing team has announced the first 21 rowers who will represent the country in Paris at the upcoming Olympics. Among them is two-time gold medalist Meghan Musnicki, who is set to become the oldest American woman to row at an Olympics.

Musnicki is part of a pool of 12 women who will be placed in either the four boat or the eight boat. This marks her fourth Olympic appearance and she is in line to break the record of 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 of four Olympic rowing appearances, according to the OlyMADMen.

The team includes Nina Castagna, who is set to succeed Katelin Guregian as coxswain of the eight after Guregian retired following her second Games in Tokyo. Castagna is in line to become the third consecutive Washington Husky to cox the Olympic women’s eight dating back to 2004 after two-time gold medalist Mary Whipple and Guregian.

More rowers will qualify for Paris through next week’s Olympic Trials in Sarasota, Florida and an international qualifying regatta in May in Lucerne, Switzerland. The full list of athletes named Monday can be found here.

The U.S. Rowing team has announced the first 21 rowers who will represent the country in Paris at the upcoming Olympics. Among them is two-time gold medalist Meghan Musnicki, who is set to become the oldest American woman to row at an Olympics. Musnicki is part of a pool of 12 women who will be…

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