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Jacquet Qualifies for Olympic Games With France

Jun 7, 2021
Marie Jacquet, representing France (image by UCLA Athletics)

Former UCLA rower Marie Jacquet has qualified for the upcoming Olympic Games in Japan in the French women's quadruple sculls.
 
Jacquet, who rowed for the Bruins for three seasons (2014-2017), will be competing in the Olympics for the first time in her career. Hailing from Chalon-sur-Saone (France), Jacquet rowed in UCLA's varsity eight crew for three years. As a senior (2016-17), Jacquet earned second-team Pocock All-America honors and was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection for the second consecutive year.
 
Jacquet qualified in the women's quadruple sculls with teammates Violaine Aernoudts, Margaux Bailleul and Emma Lunatti (stroke) at the 2021 World Rowing Final Olympic Qualification Regatta (Lucerne, Switzerland). France finished in second place in the four-boat heat, crossing the finish line behind Australia. Norway finished third and Ukraine was fourth. The top two finishers earned a spot in the upcoming Olympic Games.
 
Prior to her senior season at UCLA, Jacquet had led France to a bronze medal in the U-23 4x in Rotterdam, Netherlands (Aug. 2016).
 
The 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan will take place from July 23-August 8, 2021. Rowing competitions are scheduled from July 23-30 at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo Bay.
 
This will mark the second consecutive Summer Olympics in which UCLA's program has had at least one former rower qualify for competition. In 2016, Meaghan Volker rowed in the Summer Olympics for Australia (women's eight, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).