American bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor is out of the 2022 Winter Games after testing positive for Covid-19, Taylor announced Tuesday (February 1).
"After arriving to Beijing on January 27, on January 29, I tested positive for Covid-19," the three-time Olympic bobsled medalist wrote on Instagram. "I am asymptomatic and currently at an isolation hotel – and yes I am completely isolated."
The 37-year-old California native was expected to be a contender for a medal in two bobsled events –– the two-woman bobsled and monobob, which are set to begin on February 13 and February 18, respectively.
In her Instagram message, Meyers Taylor said she's "optimistic that I'll be able to recover quickly and still have an opportunity to compete.
According to The New York Times, Meyers Taylor is one of several American athletes who have tested positive for the virus, raising concerns about a Team USA outbreak.
Meyers Taylor traveled to Beijing with her son Nico, who was born in February 2020, NBC News reported. She's one of two moms on Team USA –– including curler Nina Roth –- who's competing this year.
Meyers Taylor, Nico, and her husband, Nic Taylor –– who is an alternate on the US men's bobsled team –– were all staying out of the Olympic village prior to her positive test.
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