Elana Meyers Taylor surprised many with her performances. The American had a great performance, but not everything looked so great in the beginning. Upon arrival, she was positive on COVID along with her family, but her husband seems to have been the biggest support "It definitely wasn't easy," Meyers Taylor explained, as quoted by olympics "They got me to the point where I could at least get to the starting line, and I knew if we could get to the starting line, we would do good things.
"The other thing is my husband is just one of the most positive, optimistic people I've ever met. He never gave up. Every single day, he's like, 'We're going to do this, we're going to do this. "You know, I'm crying my eyes out in isolation and he's like, 'No, we're going to do this.
You're OK. Everything's OK.' He just kept reminding me that we got it."
Since she could not carry the flag at the opening of the Olympic Games, that honor was given to speed skater Brittany Bowe. It seems that this is what connected them "As much as it was hard to not carry it myself, to see her carry it and to have that moment to give that to her was really cool.
That's a moment that I don't know that anybody else will ever get," said Meyers Taylor. "To have that now as part of my memories, you know, me and Brittany will be tied forever, if we weren't before. We were friends before this, but now I think we're tied forever." Monobob had its Olympic debut, which is also an important fact in the fight for gender equality "It matters for a couple of reasons to have that event," said Meyers Taylor.
"First, because it gives women two opportunities a medal at the Games. Having that and being on par with the men having those two chances is just one more step closer to equity.