Naples cheers on Meghan Musnicki and rest of US rowing team

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NAPLES, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Ontario County Village of Naples cheered on one of its own Thursday night.

Two-time gold medal Olympian Meghan Musnicki came out of retirement in 2019 to try and win a third gold medal with the rest of the U.S. rowing team.

News10NBC Reporter Stephanie Duprey was with Musnicki’s family in Naples when they watched the race.

The team may have come in fourth, but the Musnicki Family still took it as a win.

The energy in the home was incredible. Meghan’s family says they know the team gave it their all and when they saw the team cross the finish line. It was all smiles and hugs.

The race kicked off at 9:05 p.m. It was a tight race with each country not too far behind each other. You could feel the emotion as the Musnicki family watched the team row for gold. The girls finished with a time of around six minutes and two seconds. Meghan’s mother, Gail says she knows her daughter may be disheartened they didn’t place, but they did the best they could.

“I think she’s disappointed, for sure you know she was hoping to get some kind of medal but I think as long as they gave it 100% maybe she’ll be OK,” Gail said.

Gail says Meghan will be back in the states sometime next week where she will start her “normal life".