Ultra-fit Aussie Olympic swimming star, 27, is hospitalised with Covid despite being FULLY vaccinated
- Olympic gold medallist Madi Wilson has been hospitalised with Covid-19
- Ms Wilson was admitted to hospital in Naples, Italy while competing in the ISL
- She is swimming alongside fellow Aussies Matt Wilson and Bronte Campbell
Olympic gold medallist Madi Wilson has been admitted to hospital while battling Covid-19.
Currently in Naples, Italy, for the International Swimming League, Ms Wilson was moved into hospital on September 18, explaining to fans that doctors wanted to treat her and keep her under observation.
A fit and healthy 27-year-old, she won a gold medal in the women’s 4×100 metre freestyle relay at the Tokyo Olympics just weeks ago, swimming alongside fellow superstars Bronte Campbell and Meg Harris. Dailymail.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Daily MailPauseNext video0:00 / 2:15SettingsFull-screenThe video is currently unavailableError code 303Read More
The swimming star was fully-vaccinated prior to the Tokyo games in August, but believes the physical and mental effects of a packed year of racing contributed to her infection. +3
Olympic gold medallist Madi Wilson (pictured) has been hospitalised after contracting Covid-19 in Italy – despite being just 27 and remarkably fit and healthy
Ms Wilson currently swims for the Los Angeles Currents alongside Aussies Bronte Campbell and Matt Wilson, but will miss match 8 of the competition after her diagnosis.
‘I recently tested positive for Covid and yesterday was moved into hospital for further care and observation,’ Ms Wilson wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday.
‘Even though I am double vaccinated and took the right precaution set in place through the ISL, I have managed to fall to this virus. +3
Ms Wilson (2nd from the right) is currently in Naples, Italy competing in the International Swimming League for the Los Angeles Currents (pictured, Australia’s bronze medal 4x200m freestyle team
‘It’s been a crazy few months and I believe being run down physically and mentally may have made me more susceptible.
‘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.’
But just like anyone, the super fit Olympic star admitted that she was frightened by the virus ravaging the world.
‘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,’ she wrote.+3
In a post on Instagram, she said a busy year packed full of racing left he exhausted and may have contributed to her hospitalisation
‘Special thanks to my incredible LA family, you haven’t and won’t ever see a team with a bigger heart than theirs, away from the pool the most incredible compassionate group of people and in the pool we are fighting with every bit of strength. 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.’
The LA Currents are one of four teams competing in this years International Swimming League, as the competition reaches the halfway point.
Current teammate Bronte Campbell also won gold alongside Ms Wilson in the 4x100m women’s freestyle at the 2016 Rio games, defending their title in Tokyo.
COVID-19: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
What is Covid-19?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases.
Covid-19 is a disease caused by a form of coronavirus.
Other coronaviruses include Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of Covid-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia.
Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly.
People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:
– sore throat
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To stop the spread of Covid-19 people with even mild symptoms of respiratory infection should get tested.
Source: Department of Health