Team USA bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor cleared to compete in Beijing

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Team USA bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor said she has produced two negative tests after testing positive for COVID-19 and has been given the go-ahead to compete in the Winter Games.

Meyers Taylor announced the news on Weekend TODAY on Saturday, one day after giving up her role as flagbearer at the Beijing Opening Ceremony due to COVID-19 protocols.

The 37-year-old revealed she’d tested positive for COVID-19 in an Instagram post published on Jan. 31 after first producing a positive test on Jan. 29, two days into her stay in Beijing.

Meyers Taylor has been posting her hotel-room workouts to social media, staying fit and ready for competition even when her Olympic hopes were in doubt.

“I also have tons and tons of video from our coaches who’ve just been doing everything they can to keep me engaged and keep me involved,” Meyers Taylor told TODAY. “So I’ve just been going over that as much as I can and watching video and doing whatever I can to stay ready.”

The 2022 Beijing Winter Games marks the star bobsledder’s fourth Olympics, earning two silver medals and one bronze medal across three competitions. Meyers Taylor will now hope to bring home gold in Beijing to complete her bobsledding Olympic medal trifecta.