The U.S. Olympic rowing team for Paris has been announced, with 21 rowers named so far, including two-time gold medalist Megan Musnicki. Musnicki, at 41 years old, will be the oldest American on the team. She is part of a group of 12 women who will be placed in four or eight boats, according to US Rowing.

Musnicki is known for her incredible performance on the global stage and has won multiple gold medals. She was a key member of the eighth U.S. women’s dynasty that dominated from 2006 to 2016, winning every Olympic and world title during that time. Musnicki is nicknamed “The Moose” and has been part of several gold medal-winning teams.

Additional rowers will qualify for the Paris Games through the Olympic Trials in Sarasota and an international qualifying regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. Musnicki is determined to tie the American record for the most Olympic rowing appearances and wants to continue her successful career on the global stage.

Other members of the Olympic team named on Monday include Nina Castagna, who will take over as skipper of the women’s eight boat. Castagna follows in the footsteps of other Washington Huskies who have led the women’s eight at previous Olympics. The rest of the team includes both men and women from different backgrounds and skill levels, all working together towards a common goal – to bring home another set of medals for their country.

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