The bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor, a three-time Olympic medalist and one of the vital adorned U.S. bobsledders, will get to hold the American flag in an Olympic ceremony in spite of everything.
Meyers Taylor was chosen together with the roller John Shuster to hold the flag throughout the opening ceremony in Beijing. However she revealed in an Instagram post that she had examined optimistic for the coronavirus shortly after arriving in China.
She was changed by the speedskater Brittany Bowe, a three-time Olympian chosen as an alternate by a vote amongst her teammates.
Meyers Taylor delivered the information to Bowe by cellphone.
“I can’t consider a greater honor, apart from strolling on my own, than having the chance to provide to Brittany,” Taylor stated in an interview with the “Today” show. “Brittany is a fully wonderful human being.”
Meyers Taylor, 37, recovered in time to compete and win the silver within the monobob race. She now has a medal from 4 straight Olympics, including to silvers in Pyeongchang in 2018 and Sochi in 2014, and a bronze in Vancouver in 2010. She’s going to compete once more on Saturday within the two-woman bobsled.
Her husband, Nicholas Taylor, an alternate on the U.S. males’s workforce, delivered the information to her in an emotional, full-circle second.