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Mizzou legend makes final roster for two events in the 2024 Paris Olympics



Former Mizzou star Karissa Schweizer will compete in her second-straight Olympic Games in a little more than two weeks and, on Tuesday, she learned she is officially a double-qualifier.

Schweizer made the final United States roster for both the 5,000 meter and 10,000 meter events, placing third in both at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.

The six-time NCAA Champion competed in those same events at her first Olympics, back in Tokyo. In 2021, she placed 11th overall in the 5,000 and 12th overall in the 10,000. In 2024, she will look to be the first American woman to place in the top-five in the 5,000 meter in Olympic history.

The Tiger alum's Olympic berth comes after she battled quite a bit of injury, after the Tokyo Olympics. During the NBC broadcast, after she first qualified for Paris in the 5,000, she said she never thought she'd get back to this point.

Schweizer is the only Mizzou alum that made the final roster cut for the 2024 Olympics.

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