US gold medal hopeful Elana Meyers Taylor in race against time after positive Covid test at Winter Olympics

    Elana Meyers Taylor, a three-time Olympic medal-winning bobsledder for Team USA, has tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

    Beijing (CNN)American bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor flew to Beijing last week with her sights set on finally winning her first Olympic gold.

    But instead of settling in and training for the 2022 Winter Games, the 37-year-old is stuck alone in a hotel room following a positive test for Covid-19 two days after her arrival in the Chinese capital.
    "I am asymptomatic and currently at an isolation hotel, and yes I am completely isolated," the three-time Olympic medalist said in a social media post Tuesday.
      Taylor, who won two silvers and a bronze at previous Olympics, is a two-time women's bobsled world and overall World Cup champion. And she just ranked No. 1 in both the women's monobob and the two-women's bobsled World Cup series.
        She traveled to Beijing with her nearly 2-year-old son, Nico, and her husband, Nic Taylor, who is an alternate bobsledder for Team USA.
        At her fourth Olympics, Taylor had hoped to stand on the podium with her son in her arms. Now, it's uncertain if she will be able to take part in the Games -- but she is keeping her hopes up.
        "Getting to the Olympics is never easy, and this time, as a new mom, it has been the most challenging, but also, incredibly rewarding, to be able to show that it can still be done," Taylor wrote on Instagram.