Thursday, 04 April 2024 12:16

Saratoga Rower to Compete in Olympic Games

Photo of Kristi Wagner provided by MacKenzie Zarzycki Photo of Kristi Wagner provided by MacKenzie Zarzycki

SARATOGA SPRINGS — U.S. Rowing announced last week that Kristi Wagner, a rower based in Saratoga Springs, will be among the first 21 members of the 2024 Summer Olympics roster. 

Wagner and her doubles partner Sophia Vitas won a bronze medal at the 2023 World Rowing Championships in the women’s double sculls. They will compete in the same event at the Olympic Games in Paris. 

This will be Wagner’s second appearance in the Olympics. She finished fifth at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. 

“After that race, I knew I wasn’t done,” Wagner said in a statement. “It’s not just that I want to go to the Olympics; I want to be the best rower I can be. There is something addictive about trying to get the most out of yourself.” 

For the past year, Wagner has been hosting a podcast, “The Other 3 Years,” in which she discusses her journey to qualify for the Olympics.

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