Meyers Taylor says she is about to leave isolation
American bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor said on Saturday she was about to come out of solitary confinement and could start preparing in earnest to compete in the Beijing Olympics.
Meyers Taylor said on NBC’s “Weekend TODAY” she won’t be in self-isolation any longer.
“I’ll be leaving tonight, which is morning for you guys, and I’ll be heading to another hotel, so I can start the process of getting back to training and getting everything ready for the race,” he said. she declared.
Meyers Taylor revealed on Tuesday that she had tested positive for COVID-19. She had to give up her spot as flag bearer at the opening ceremony, but bobsledding doesn’t start until about a week after the Olympics start. Official women’s monobob training begins February 10 and competition begins February 13. Training for the two-man event begins February 15 and competition begins February 18.
So Meyers Taylor always had the chance to come back and compete. She posted a video to Twitter on Saturday showing her lifting a huge barbell in what she called an “isolation hotel workout”.
“Fortunately, I have a lot of friends abroad,” she said during her TV appearance. “They sent me notes on the track and did different things like that. I also have tons of videos from our coaches, who did everything they could to keep me engaged and involved. So I just went through it as much as I could, watching videos and doing whatever I could to stay prepared.”
Meyers Taylor is the only woman to win three Olympic bobsleigh medals for the United States
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