“Mama Fought”: US Olympian Elana Meyers Taylor Dedicates Heroic Victory at Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 to Son

Published 02/16/2022, 7:45 AM EST

The monobob competition made its debut at the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 to the delight of bobsledders. Notably, this paved the way for an inspirational story in this year’s Games. American bobsledder, Elana Meyers Taylor, competed in the women’s exclusive event and took home the silver medal in remarkable fashion.

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Taking part in her fourth Olympics, her victory was beyond special this time around. Post her win, she revealed that her son influenced her to fight hard and win the silver medal.

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In a truly heartwarming moment, she posted a video of her son, Nico, playing with her medal. Moreover, she talked about wanting to do it for her son and she kept her word.

Elana Meyers Taylor is an icon

Just like Serena Williams and legendary sprinter, Allyson Felix, Elana is breaking stereotypes of competing at the highest level whilst being a mother. Significantly, it is an inspiration for many athletes, as her determination to win is truly admirable. In her Instagram video of her son, she captioned the post, “The moment I’ve dreamed of ❤️”, happily sitting and watching Nico, who is playing with her medal. An inspiring story like no other, Taylor dedicated this victory to her son and was proud of him as well.

“I’m going to tell him that this mama fought like she’s never fought before to go after her dream, to just do everything she could to bring this medal home for him,” said Taylor.

 

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In addition, she is auctioning her Team USA jacket, helping her raise money for the research of Down syndrome. Her husband, Nic Taylor, who is a bobsledder himself, and Taylor are glad they could donate their memorabilia for research.

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Imminent retirement?

After her victory, she intends to retire from the sport and spend more time with her family. After 15 years in the sport, at 37 now, she wishes to call it quits on what has been an illustrious career.

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Speaking about the same, “There’s a good chance that it’s my last one,” said Taylor.

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It is one of the most inspiring stories to come out of this year’s Winter Olympics. Truly, Elana Meyers Taylor is a legend in her own right and now, she can enjoy the fruits of her labor and look forward to a beautiful life ahead, with her son, Nico.

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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