An Australian gold medal Olympic swimmer has been hospitalized with COVID-19

© Delly Carr/Swimming Australia via Getty Images Madi Wilson looks on during a Covid Mask Familiarisation Rehearsal Day as part of the Australian Dolphins Swimming Team Camp ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Tobruk Pool on July 13, 2021, in Cairns, Australia. Delly Carr/Swimming Australia via Getty Images

  • Australian gold medal Olympic swimmer Madi Wilson was hospitalized with COVID-19 over the weekend.
  • Wilson, who is vaccinated, said on Instagram that she has underlying chest and lung issues that contributed to her hospitalization.
  • She also encouraged her followers to get vaccinated against the virus.
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Australian gold medal Olympic swimmer Madi Wilson was hospitalized with COVID-19 in Italy over the weekend.

Wilson, who won a gold meal in the 4x100m freestyle relay in the Tokyo Olympics, revealed she was hospitalized with COVID-19 on Instagram on Sunday.

The 27-year-old swimmer, who is vaccinated against COVID-19, said she was hospitalized for “further care and observation” after testing positive.

In separate Instagram Stories on Monday, Wilson said she had underlying chest and lung issues that contributed to her hospitalization.

“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,” she wrote in her Instagram post. “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.”

Wilson is in Italy to compete in the International Swimming League’s Match 8 event, but will miss the competition due to the positive COVID-19 test.

“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,” she wrote on Instagram. “It’s been a crazy few months and I believe being run down physically and mentally may have made me more susceptible.”

In her Instagram Stories on Monday, said Wilson encouraged her followers to get vaccinated, which can help people from experiencing severe illness from COVID-19.

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