Olympic swimmer hospitalized with Covid-19
(CNN)Olympic swimmer Madi Wilson says she has been hospitalized with Covid-19 while in Italy for an International Swimming League (ISL) event.
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 on Instagram before thanking her teammates for their support.
In a separate Instagram Stories post on Sunday, she said she “already feel(s) so much better” and encouraged her followers to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
“The biggest thing I can say is please get vaccinated,” Wilson wrote.
“I have no idea how I would feel right now if I wasn’t and it’s so scary to think what this virus can do even when vaccinated. Look after yourself and everyone around you.”