Alumna Elana Meyers Taylor won the silver medal in the first-ever women’s monobob competition at the Winter Olympics on Monday.
Meyers Taylor had been selected as Team USA’s flag bearer, but she missed the opening ceremony after testing positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 29, two days after her arrival in Beijing. Team USA’s Kallie Humphries won the gold medal and Canada’s Christine de Bruin won bronze.
A historic run! 🥈@eamslider24 x #WinterOlympics
— Team USA (@TeamUSA) February 14, 2022
Meyers Taylor announced that she had been cleared from isolation on the TODAY Show on Feb. 5 after receiving two negative COVID-19 tests.
Monday’s competition marked Meyers Taylor’s fourth Olympic medal. She won the bronze medal in 2010 and the silver medal in 2014 and 2018 in the two-woman bobsleigh competition.
This article appeared in the February 14, 2022 issue of the Hatchet.