July 20, 2024
Madi Wilson: Olympic swimmer hospitalized with Covid-19

Madi Wilson: Olympic swimmer hospitalized with Covid-19

Wilson, who won gold with Australia in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the Tokyo Olympics two months ago, says she is double vaccinated and “took the right precaution set in place through the ISL.”

Writing on Instagram, Wilson added: “I feel extremely unlucky but I do believe this is a huge wake up call, Covid is a serious thing and when it comes it hits very hard.

“I’d be stupid not to say I wasn’t scared. I’m so lucky for all my family, friends and support people. I can’t believe how much love I have been shown and I’m forever in debt to these people.”

The 27-year-old Wilson competes for the LA Current and was unable to race in Match 8 of the ISL season in Naples after returning a positive Covid-19 test.

“It’s been a crazy few months and I believe being run down physically and mentally may have made me more susceptible,” Wilson said in her Instagram post before thanking her teammates for their support.

“Special thanks to my incredible LA family, you haven’t and wont ever see a team with a bigger heart then theirs (sic), away from the pool the most incredible compassionate group of people and in the pool we are fighting with every bit of strength,” she continued.

“I can promise we will be ready to fire come semifinals! I’m taking some time to rest and I’m sure I’ll be ready to bounce back in no time.”