Australian Olympic Gold-Medalist, 27, is Hospitalized with Coronavirus Despite Being Fully Vaccinated

Olympic gold medallist Madi Wilson (pictured) has been hospitalised after contracting Covid-19 in Italy – despite being just 27 and remarkably fit and healthy

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 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, swimming alongside fellow superstars Bronte Campbell and Meg Harris.

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.

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.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Tom Sargeant