Breaking Records: The American Women’s Eight Rowers set to Shine at the 2024 Olympics in Paris

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

In 2024, the United States will be represented by a talented group of rowers at the Olympic Games in Paris. Among them are two-time gold medalist Meghan Musnicki and Nina Castagna, who will be coxing the eight boat. Musnicki, at 41 years old, is set to become the oldest American woman to ever row at an Olympics, breaking the record held by Lisa Schlenker. She has been a part of the U.S. women’s eight dynasty since 2010 and has won four Olympic gold medals, making her one of the most decorated rowers in American history. Castagna, on the other hand, 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. The full list of rowers named to the Olympic team can be found here. 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.

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