Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor tested positive for Covid-19
Three-time Olympic bobsleigh medalist Elana Meyers-Taylor announced that she had tested positive for Covid-19.
“After arriving in Beijing on January 27, on January 29, I tested positive for Covid-19,” she wrote on Instagram. “I am asymptomatic and currently in an isolation hotel – and yes, I am completely isolated.”
Meyers Taylor – who was due to compete for medals in the two-man and monobob events in Beijing – added that she is “optimistic that I will be able to recover quickly and still have the opportunity to compete”.
Meyers Taylor traveled to Beijing with her son Nicowho was born in February 2020. She is one of two moms on the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team, along with curler Nina Roth.
“Luckily we are still breastfeeding so he was able to come with me here to Beijing,” Meyers Taylor said last week.
Before being tested positive for Covid-19, Meyers Taylor, her husband fuck (an alternate for the US men’s bobsled team) and Nico were staying outside the Olympic Village.
“Just with Nico, we couldn’t stay in the village,” she says.
Amanda Bird, director of marketing and communications for USA Bobsled Skeleton, said On its territory that Nico is cared for by his family while Meyers Taylor is in an isolation hotel. “She pumps and the people at the hotel bring the milk to Nico, so he gets everything he needs,” Bird said.
The women’s monobob – a new Olympic event – is due to start on February 13, while the women’s two-man competition will start on February 18.
Dan Levinsohn contributed to this report.
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