Naples native hoping to help US be first to win 4 consecutive medals in women’s eight

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — U.S. rower Meghan Musnicki came out of retirement for one more Olympic run.

The Naples native trained year-round for Tokyo, then the games were delayed a year, so she kept going.

Thursday night, she’ll finish writing this chapter.

Musnicki is on the women’s eight and has already been a part of historic success with the team.

News10NBC Sports Reporter Carly Mascitti spoke with Musnicki about what their support has meant to her, despite them not being able to cheer her on at the Olympics this time.

"[They] are like my biggest supporters, and it’s sad they won’t be there, but to be honest — I wouldn’t see them before I raced anyway," Musnicki said.

With a win, the U.S. would become the first country to win four consecutive gold medals in the women’s eight.

That race is tonight at 9:05 p.m. you can watch it on CNBC or stream it here.