Elana Meyers Taylor cleared to compete in Olympics after COVID-19 positive

Meyers Taylor previously earned Olympic bronze at Vancouver 2010, silver at Sochi 2014, and a second silver at PyeongChang 2018. She has widely been viewed as a gold medal contender at these Winter Games, hot off a 2021-22 Bobsled World Cup season that saw her top the standings in both the women’s monobob and two-woman disciplines.

This, despite raising a young child who was born a month before a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic hit.

“Part of the reason I started back on this whole journey is because I just wanted to show that it’s possible to come back and perform, and come back and perform at a high level,” Meyers Taylor told NBCOlympics.com in an exclusive interview. “The biggest thing is I wanted to at least just try. And we’ve done more than try, we’ve actually had some success.”

When asked which lesson she learned from her own mother that she’d most like to teach her son, Meyers Taylor said: “The world is going to tell you you can’t, and you have to find a way to say you can anyways. You have to go after it, regardless of the circumstances put in front of you.”

Check out NBCOlympics.com for more information concerning Meyers Taylor, as well as the full schedule for all bobsledding events.